MUST INCLUDE PHOTO CREDIT: SHAHAR AZRAN
The theme for this year’s program was ‘Our World, Our Home, Our Future’’. The goal was to help foster a greater understanding of the changes our city, nation and world has underwent in the last 2 years. Students prepared projects on the policies on the environment, climate change, human rights, immigration, and racism in both countries and discussed their merits and shortcomings. Workshops and seminars encouraged an appreciation for experiential learning, an appreciation for other cultures, addressed the historical significance of 9/11, the importance of being a global citizen and future leader.
This year’s youth ambassadors represented the following American and Israeli cities:
• Granada Hills (CA) Haifa (Israel)
• Oklahoma City (OK) Kfar Hayarok, (Israel)
• Chambersburg (PA) Modiin (Israel)
• Virginia Beach City (VA) Zichron Yaakov (Israel)