Youth learn to be global citizens through Sister Cities
Two youth groups have been preparing for months for their international adventure in March when they will represent Fort Worth in Italy and Hungary on Sister City exchanges. While there they will be recognized by city officials, tour cultural sites and be immersed in two very distinct cultures. They will visit Reggio Emilia, Italy, Fort Worth’s first sister city, as well as Florence and Verona and experience Budapest, Hungary where they will share our Texas culture in schools and visit historic sites. While in Hungary they will also take a day excursion to Vienna, Austria. The students will all have the unique opportunity to live with host families while visiting Fort Worth’s sister cities in order to gain a unique perspective of another country.
Congratulations all Youth Ambassadors and Leaders:
Reggio Emilia, Italy: Youth delegation led by FWISD teacher Maria Cruz and Associate Delegation Leaders Jeremias Hernandez from UTA and Cindy Vasquez from Alcon.
High school ambassadors are: Megan Eckelbarger, Edwin Gomez, Kendall Gratsy, Kimberly Guthrie, Alex Loesch, Zackary Kurima, Maximina Martin, Jennifer Montiel, Olivia Morrow-Payne, Alejandra Perez, Taylor Rousseau, Alison Strickland, and Verenice Vazquez.
Budapest, Hungary: Youth delegation will be led by alum Aracely Perez and Associate Delegation Leaders Elizabeth Romero from TWU and UNT intern Diana Muradyan. Youth Ambassadors are: Helen Brose, Jazmine Camacho, Nohemi Gomez, Elva Gutierrez, Meredith Johnston, Mary Kroll, Yilan Liu, Hannah Merrifield, Liam Neville and Peter Satz.