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Bringing Global Service Home: How to connect Peace Corps alumni to your programs
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When: March 5, 2019
2:00 PM EST
Where: https://zoom.us/j/452877523
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March 5, 2019, 2:00 PM EST



Bringing Global Service Home: How to connect Peace Corps alumni to your programs (domestic and global citizenship) presented by Matthew Newman, County 4-H Agent, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Monmouth County


Today‚Äôs 4-H youth, through the Internet and social media, have more access to different cultures/different perspectives than ever before. But how can we as Extension professionals make these connections less virtual and more personal? The United States Peace Corps has three goals: 1) To help the people of interested countries meet their need for trained men and women; 2) To promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served; and 3) To promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans. Working with Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), 4-H youth development programs are uniquely situated to help fulfill the third goal. RPCVs are anxious to share their stories, and 4-H youth are anxious to hear them. In this webinar, 4-H Agent Matthew Newman (himself an RPCV) will share with educators, tools they can use to identify partners in global education that can add an international flair to ongoing programs. These RPCVs may come with as much as three years of volunteering experience, often under challenging circumstances. Identifying these individuals and cultivating relationships with them may open doors to county programs including but not limited to: new 4-H volunteers, short term programs, cultural awareness events, and much more.

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