If 28 People Donate $10, Then Hosteling International Chicago Can Sponsor Four Youth in the Cultural Kitchen Program

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Immersive cultural experience promotes global understanding with research project & presentation, shared ethnic meal & overnight hostel stay

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Many young people in Chicago live in culturally isolated communities with largely homogenous school populations. Great Schools reports that in a study of 26 local schools, 6 have more than a 90% representation of one ethnicity in their student bodies, 12 have more than 80% representation, and 17 schools have more than 70% representation. Hostelling International Chicago (HI-Chicago) is part of a worldwide network of 4,000 Hostelling International hostels that work to promote international understanding and enable individuals to grow from shared cultural experiences.

Hosteling International’s Cultural Kitchen program facilitates global understanding through a weeklong curriculum with research on international cultures. Students gather in teams at HI-Chicago’s downtown location, cook an ethnic meal, dine with world travelers, perform a presentation on a country of their choice to an international audience, and get a taste of travel by sleeping at the hostel overnight. The positive interactions with world travelers are aimed at developing intercultural communication skills while helping students grow into intellectually aware global citizens. The Cultural Kitchen program also satisfies one of Chicago public school students’s three required service-learning projects for graduation.

Join G-Team and donate $10 to help introduce students to international cultures through service learning. If G-Team members raise $280, then Hosteling International can sponsor four students in its Cultural Kitchen program, in which they can interact with and learn from world travelers. Each additional $70 raised will sponsor another youth in the program.

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