Developing global leaders
Our Going Global program
focuses on developing global leaders through our youth programs by
incorporating fun activities where children can learn while having fun.
PALOMAR FAMILY YMCA
Iceland is going strong
Palomar Family YMCA kick-started Going Global month with a fun and interactive activity. Students made a geyser like they have in Iceland. You can see the simple yet fun activity is a great way to teach science, math, and global education all in one awesome month!
PENINSULA FAMILY YMCA
Moving to the Kenyan beat
The Peninsula Family YMCA celebrated Kenya by making mini drums and learned the bead making process.
Copley family ymca
Presenting the Philippines
The Copley Family YMCA brought in a volunteer to speak about the Philippines. Mr. Mendez grew up in the Philippines and had a display of items from his home country to show the students.
They saw traditional dress, food, photos of houses and even got to see the size of the world's smallest monkey; the same size as his fist.
When leaving, one of the students ran up to give him a hug and say thank you.
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South bay family ymca
Ecuador Hall of Fame
The staff at the South Bay Family Y have created an Ecuador Hall of Fame! Look closely in the photo to see flags, sports, photos, and animals that are naive to the country!
east county family ymca
Celebrating Spain and Ukraine in East County
Middle school children worked on building Spanish castles using popsicle sticks, and displayed their final projects at the East County Art Show at an elementary school. The kids were very creative, some even using dental floss to create a draw bridge.
The kids have also painted flower pots and planted sonyashnky (sunflowers), the flower of Ukraine. The students had the opportunity to learn about the importance and traditions flowers have in Ukraine.
Youth & Family Services
Y Cook program cooks up some Ugandan food
The YCook Instructor began the class asking teens where Uganda was and through a discussion they were able to work out why food from Uganda tastes different from other places in the world.
The teens made Ugandan Curried potatoes! Due to Uganda being dry, the curry tastes more earthy, whereas in Thailand it tastes sweeter like coconut.
YFS brings in an Ugandan refugee to speak
A refugee from Uganda named Prince spoke to teens at the center. The teens had the opportunity to listen to him speak, watch a PowerPoint presentation, and also ask him questions about life in Uganda. Prince openly answered about food, genocide, and missing home.