Dear JETAADC Community,
It’s almost the start of the school year, and we are looking for volunteers for the JET Ambassadors Program 2015-16!
Inspired by former Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki, JET Ambassadors is a volunteer-based program that brings former JETs to DC area schools to share their experiences from Japan through interactive self-designed presentations. The program aims to educate younger generations about Japan and raise international awareness throughout the community, as well as give former JETs the chance to reconnect with their own experiences. The focus of most presentations is “life in a Japanese school” or “Japanese culture”, but presenters are often given some flexibility in terms of topics.
Presentations will likely happen between the months of October 2015 – February 2016 at schools ranging in level from elementary to high school. We know that weekday presentations can be difficult for many of your work schedules, so we will also try to set up weekend library visits. Hopefully this will enable more of you to participate. While this is a volunteer program, please note that reimbursement for time and travel is provided in the form of a small honorarium.
Our goal is to hold presentations in all interested schools in the DC area, including Baltimore, Annapolis and the Eastern Shore, Richmond, and even West Virginia. So regardless of your distance from D.C., please volunteer! Additionally, if you know of or work at a school that might be interested in receiving visitors, please let us know the name of the school, location, and the best person to contact.
If you are interested, please click on the link below and answer a few quick questions:
If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you!