Explore Japanese Culture After School Program 2011

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To educate children to be "Global Citizens" by exposing them to different cultures and value systems, so that children learn to respect and appreciate people from different backgrounds and strengthen their global competence.

Activities
Weekly sessions are provided, with volunteers who interact with children to teach Japanese cooking, tea ceremony, martial arts, calligraphy, language, dance, origami, karaoke, etc.

Beneficiaries
Children enrolled in after-school programs (6-13 years old)

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staff@nydevolunteer.org

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  • 1. Explore Japanese Culture After School Program provided by NY de Volunteer◎2011 501(c)(3) charitable organization NY de Volunteer All Rights Reserved www.NYdeVolunteer.org
  • 2. Who are we? • NY de Volunteer (NYdV) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2002. • Our goal is to promote increased cross-cultural understanding between American and Japanese communities.◎2011 501(c)(3) charitable organization NY de Volunteer All Rights Reserved www.NYdeVolunteer.org
  • 3. AccomplishmentsSince 2002, NYdV had over:7,000 volunteers700 events100,000 beneficiaries◎2011 501(c)(3) charitable organization NY de Volunteer All Rights Reserved www.NYdeVolunteer.org
  • 4. Programs: Japanese Spa Day Japanese Spa Day We served 100 seniors at nursing homes to enrich the lives of seniors and introduce Japanese culture. Featured as New Yorker of the Week on NY1 in 2005◎2011 501(c)(3) charitable organization NY de Volunteer All Rights Reserved www.NYdeVolunteer.org
  • 5. Programs: 9/11 Floating Lanterns 9/11 Memorial Floating Lantern Ceremony We support the Japanese traditional floating lantern ceremony which is held annually on September 11 to commemorate the victims of the World Trade Center tragedy.◎2011 501(c)(3) charitable organization NY de Volunteer All Rights Reserved www.NYdeVolunteer.org
  • 6. Programs: Park Clean-Up US-Japan Friendship Clean-Up Day Since 2002, the Japanese philanthropic clean-up group, "Clean Up Japan" has come to New York to participate in the annual clean up event.◎2011 501(c)(3) charitable organization NY de Volunteer All Rights Reserved www.NYdeVolunteer.org
  • 7. Programs: NPO Tours New York Study Tour We organize short and long term tours for Japanese individuals and organizations to engage in volunteering, non-profit organization research exchange and English Language study internships.◎2011 501(c)(3) charitable organization NY de Volunteer All Rights Reserved www.NYdeVolunteer.org
  • 8. Programs: Lectures Lectures on Non Profit Organization Management We provide lectures about NPO management and volunteer mobilization.◎2011 501(c)(3) charitable organization NY de Volunteer All Rights Reserved www.NYdeVolunteer.org
  • 9. Programs: Corporate Volunteering Corporate volunteering NYdV offers customized programs such as group volunteer programs, volunteer orientation and cause marketing programs.◎2011 501(c)(3) charitable organization NY de Volunteer All Rights Reserved www.NYdeVolunteer.org
  • 10. Activities in JapanNYdV’s sister organization, Tokyo de Volunteer was formed in Japan under the samemission. After the 3/11 earthquake, we have been providing volunteers for the “Spa Day”events at temporary shelters for evacuees.◎2011 501(c)(3) charitable organization NY de Volunteer All Rights Reserved www.NYdeVolunteer.org
  • 11. Explore Japan Program Explore Japanese Culture After School Award Wining program! We have been serving over 1,600 children at the New York City Park & Recreation Centers.◎2011 501(c)(3) charitable organization NY de Volunteer All Rights Reserved www.NYdeVolunteer.org
  • 12. The Explore Japanese Culture Program What is the Explore Japanese Culture Program (EJC)? EJC provides young people with an opportunity to experience cultural diversity by learning about Japan, its history and culture through hands-on educational activities. Our goal is to cultivate a sense of Global Citizenship.◎2011 501(c)(3) charitable organization NY de Volunteer All Rights Reserved www.NYdeVolunteer.org
  • 13. Why Global Citizenship is important? In today’s world where global cultures are interconnected and inter-dependent, children need global citizenship education early on in their lives to develop an international perspective and respect for different values and cultures.◎2011 501(c)(3) charitable organization NY de Volunteer All Rights Reserved www.NYdeVolunteer.org
  • 14. Why Explore Japanese culture?• History of friendship and partnership between US and Japan• A strong and distinct culture based on: – respect – teamwork – honor – humility• US’s third largest trading partner• Japan is one of the gateways to understanding Asia◎2011 501(c)(3) charitable organization NY de Volunteer All Rights Reserved www.NYdeVolunteer.org
  • 15. Our goal for the participants is to: ・ Respect people with different backgrounds ・ Gain awareness of Japanese culture ・ Develop a sense of the wider world and its possibilities ・ Become aware of different customs, manners and etiquette ・ Stimulate their inquisitive nature ・ Build a dream◎2011 501(c)(3) charitable organization NY de Volunteer All Rights Reserved www.NYdeVolunteer.org
  • 16. Program Description EJC Program consists of hands-on educational activities, with an emphasis on global citizenship, teamwork, social skills, and self-expression. •Language Class • History and Geography • Japanese words, numbers and greetings • Calligraphy • Food Making Sushi Chopstick Technique & Table manners • Meet A Role Model Speech by role models who have succeeded in life through leveraging their experiences living in Japan◎2011 501(c)(3) charitable organization NY de Volunteer All Rights Reserved www.NYdeVolunteer.org
  • 17. Program DescriptionDemonstration by highly trained cultural experts •Tea Ceremony Traditional Japanese attire •Flower Arrangement •Music and Dance Japanese dance performance Experience Japanese drum Karaoke competition •Martial Arts◎2011 501(c)(3) charitable organization NY de Volunteer All Rights Reserved www.NYdeVolunteer.org
  • 18. Close InteractionMany local Japanese people volunteer as assistants• One assistant oversees 3-4 children• Direct interaction between Japanese volunteers and participating children◎2011 501(c)(3) charitable organization NY de Volunteer All Rights Reserved www.NYdeVolunteer.org
  • 19. Successful Results A post program survey completed by the participants showed.. • 85% of the children have developed willingness to interact with people from different countries. • 92% of the children showed interest in traveling to Japan. • 80% of the children showed interest in pursuing a career in foreign countries in the future. Overall, 86% of the children have cultivated positive attitude toward people and cultures other than their own.◎2011 501(c)(3) charitable organization NY de Volunteer All Rights Reserved www.NYdeVolunteer.org
  • 20. Awards and Recognition “The New Yorker of the Week" NY1 News in 2005 "Lifestyle Expert 2005" Japan’s Cabinet Office Policy Bureau Divisions “Distinguished Honoree” NYC Comptroller in 2007 "Volunteer Appreciation Award" New York City Parks and Recreation Dept in 2010 & 2011◎2011 501(c)(3) charitable organization NY de Volunteer All Rights Reserved www.NYdeVolunteer.org