Sister Cities Youth Make a Difference for Kids In Swaziland
FORT WORTH, TX – Community Service a Big Part of Global Education
Over twenty-five students gathered at UNT Health Science Center recently to work on an annual community service project as part of their global education.
The students assembled Dream Delivered Boxes (DDB) jam-packed with informational magazines, hands-on educational activities, and toys, all themed around a different career. DDB is an off-shoot of Dream Outside the Box, a free after-school program for kids K-12th grade, designed to show children the endless career possibilities the world has to offer and put kids on a pathway to success.
“Our kids work hard to find meaningful community service projects each year. As soon as they heard about Dream Outside the Box, they knew that’s what they wanted to do,” said Beth Weibel, Sr. Program Manager. “Our programs ensure that students develop the skills necessary to pursue their own goals and become globally-minded leaders in their communities, so it makes sense for them to help other children dream of the possibilities, too.”
A delegation of students will visit Mbabane, Swaziland in June and deliver the boxes to children at the Nkwalini Community Center, made possible through a grant funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation received by Fort Worth Sister Cities in 2010.
Fort Worth Youth International is open to students grades 6-12 who want to learn about the cultures and customs of Fort Worth’s eight sister cities. The group hosts events for international visitors and develops leadership skills through organizing various projects. They promote local and international community service projects and raise scholarships for students to travel to Fort Worth’s sister cities in order to further their education.
For more information contact Beth Weibel at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 817/632-7100.