fostering global connections between students from ann Arbor to Quito
Our pen-pal program was created to connect local Ann Arbor primary students with our TQP students. We work with Ann Arbor middle school Spanish classes at Slauson Middle School and Scarlett Middle School by informing them on Ecuadorian culture, our summer program, and the students we work with in Quito. After this information session, the students write letters in Spanish to our TQP students in Ecuador.
These letters consist of the students sharing information about their everyday lives and other information to help each student to get to know each other better and to gain a better understanding of what life is like in both the United States and Ecuador. The goal of this initiative is to teach students to not only gain a better understanding of Ecuador but to also help them understand that children in Ecuador, and across the world, are just like them.