Commodore Perry Global Initiative

$200 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 2 people in 21 months
Tatiana De Souza Schweibenz
for Japan-American Society & Black Ships Festival of Rhode Island...
 Newport, RI
The Japan America Society of Rhode Island is proud to announce the launch of the Commodore C. Perry Initiative.  The goal of the initiative is to create long-term US-Japan friendships, primarily by sending Rhode Island high school students to Japan for language and cultural immersion trips.

Our Plan is to send two students and one teacher/chaperone every year.  The experience will change the students' perspectives toward the world. Seeing is believing and even in our modern society where you can learn about foreign culture instantly through the Internet, living with a Japanese family and seeing their day-to-day lives unfold is a powerful and influential experience.  Most importantly those who are fortunate to have had such an experience will find they have created lifetime friendships.  There is no better way to teach and cultivate peace among youth in the world.

All Rhode Island high school Juniors and Seniors are eligible for this trip.  The attached You Tube video shows how proud the students are to be working with and supporting this initiative.  

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The Commodore Perry Global Initiative strives to send Rhode Island high school students to Japan. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for Rhode Island students to fully engage in Japan’s culture and experience life in Japan. We thank all who have helped us provide these unique and life-changing opportunities to Rhode Island students and ask for your continued assistance. It is our belief that only through learning and directly interacting with different cultures that today’s young adults will have a chance to compete as global citizens of tomorrow.
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$200 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 2 people in 21 months
Created June 15, 2016
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Japan-American Society & Black Ships Festival of Rhode Island...
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Newport, RI
EIN: 50401435
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Noriko M Hall
20 months ago

I would be interested to become more informed of the Japanese American Society in RI. Thank you.

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