Global Youth Ambassador Highlights

Vlog submitted by Ana Cadillo, Youth Committee Chair, Mesa Sister Cities. Click here to view original post on Medium.Three Youth Ambassador Alumni from Mesa Sister Cities share their exchange experiences from their travels in Burnaby, Canada; Caraz, Peru; Guaymas, Mexico, as well as their experiences hosting students from their sister cities in Mesa, Arizona.For more information on Mesa Sister Cities, visit http://mesasistercities.org.

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San Diego-Jalalabad Sister Cities Engage Over 20,000 Students

Blog contributed by Stephen R. Brown, San Diego Sister Cities Association Since 2002, representatives of the La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club-San Diego have developed many projects in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. What began as constructing a school and creating a computer lab for Nangarhar University (NU), resulted in a ripple effect establishing many programs leading to San Diego and Jalalabad establishment of a sister city relationship in 2004. Afghan Youth Connect (AYC) is an innovative program connecting thousands of Afghan students to the outside world. In ...

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Students Solve the Refugee Crisis: 2015 Youth Leadership Summit

Opening Ceremony
2015 Youth Leadership Summit Recap Over 60 high school students from the U.S. and China convened at the 59th Sister Cities International Annual Conference Youth Leadership Summit in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  As citizen diplomacy knows no age, the Summit is specifically designed to engage youth around the important role diplomacy plays in helping to create and maintain world peace.  Thursday, July 16 The first day of the summit kicked off with a taste of college life as Student participants unpacked their luggage at the University of Minnesota (UMN) residence ...

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Rekindling a 30-Year Sister City Partnership

Mayors from Park City, Utah, and Courchevel France, Jack Thomas & Philippe Mugnier rekindle a 30-year sister city relationship
Story contributed by Karen Anderson, Executive Analyst, Park City Municipal CorporationTwo mountain towns – Park City, Utah and Courchevel, France – though a continent away, have developed a long and storied bond through their sister city program.The cities, both world-renowned ski resort destinations, first developed an alliance in 1984. During that time, Courchevel’s star was rising after having just helped secure the bid for the 1992 Albertville Winter Olympics. Meanwhile, Park City was still a sleepy, funky mountain town just beginning its own rise to internati...

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Students Explore Critical Water Issues During 2014 Youth Leadership Summit

2014 Youth Leadership Summit Recap At the 58th Sister Cities International Annual Conference in San Jose, California, over 100 high school students from the United States, Germany, Japan, China, and South Korea participated in the Youth Leadership Summit.  The Summit was designed to engage youth in the Sister Cities International network while exposing them to important international challenges focused on the theme, Water as a Shared Commodity. The educational G20 simulation provided students with a platform to learn about diplomacy, international relations, critical ...

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