Please help fund Future Leaders China Trip 2018
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A 6-year journey through a Chinese program has presented this group a chance to travel to China for a full immersion experience. They are boldly aspiring to make their mark on the world! Please donate and help them shape a brighter future for the world. More

 

6 years ago, this group of youngsters began their journey together at a Chinese Immersion Public Charter School in the District of Columbia, Washington Yu Ying.

 

As lively and as inquisitive as they are, they are still very young children, some of them have never been away from their parents for more than a night or two. However, in their daily life at Washington Yu Ying, they learn all about the Chinese dynasties and the Great Wall and the general way of life in China. They sing Chinese songs and chat with exchange students from China.

 

Next Summer the group heads to mainland China for a month-week-long visit, where they will discover the origin of their adopted language. This visit will no doubt be an absolute game-changer in their quest to fully understand, interact and compete with their Chinese counterparts. These children will live and attend school and camps with their Chinese equals and to ensure they receive every opportunity afforded to them during this historic trip, we are asking for your help.

 

These moments in time don’t come along very often but they are the perfect opportunity to build good foreign relations with countries such as China. And to be successful at that we must start with young minds to better understand each other’s cultures. It is difficult to change the perspectives of adults that may have already formed opinions and beliefs about one another but kids are more open to understanding differences. We want to seize these opportunities to make our world a better place and this China trip is a pioneering step in that process. Many of our youngsters aspire to be lawyers, architects, doctors and engineers, but they also desire to become world leaders, activists, actors, scientists, musicians, and we want to give them every opportunity to be the best at whatever they want to achieve in life but at the same time, have fun doing it!

 

Besides their reading, writing, and speaking Mandarin Chinese, becoming socially and culturally adept in Chinese culture is one of the main keys to success for this next generation. Help us make this happen!

Please give often and generously, but EVERYTHING helps. We can only do this with your support!

 

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