Youth Ambassadors Travel to Germany, Hungary, Italy & Mexico
Fort Worth, Texas – Goodwill Ambassadors travel to four Sister Cities
Later this month, thirty-two students and ten leaders are visiting four of Fort Worth’s eight sister cities including Trier, Germany; Budapest, Hungary; Reggio Emilia, Italy; and Toluca, Mexico.
This will be the first youth exchange to Toluca, Mexico since 2008. Educators from the FWISD, private schools and local universities will lead the delegations including:
Trier, Germany: Marvin Vann Griffith, Southwest High School and Travis Waggoner, recent University of North Texas graduate.
Reggio Emilia, Italy: Vicki Delgado, Leonard Middle School and Rachel Jenkins, University of Texas at Arlington, as well as Associate Delegation Leader Kiana Cunningham, University of Arkansas.
Budapest, Hungary: Jay Kurima, FWISD TABS and Michelle Chuah, University of Texas at Arlington.
Toluca, Mexico: Nathan Henderson, Stripling Middle School and Stephanie Atkinson, University of Texas at Arlington.
“In today’s ever-expanding global marketplace, cultural enlightenment and exposure is crucial for students and adults alike. We believe in a student-centered program that encourages the development of leadership skills and motivates students to pursue their own goals,” said Michael Bennett, Chairman of the Board of Sister Cities.
The youth of Fort Worth benefit from a global education. They learn leadership, communications, teamwork, and problem solving skills, as well as an understanding of other cultures. They also receive training to become citizen diplomats representing the U.S., Texas and Fort Worth which enhances their college and career opportunities.