Citizen Diplomats are… Students


Spotlight on Tel Aviv at the Free Library of Philadelphia

For the second year, the Building Bridges with Books program of the Free Library of Philadelphia partnered with Citizen Diplomacy to develop a series of interactive storytime workshops for some of our youngest citizens sharing the stories, culture and arts of Sister City Tel Aviv, Israel. During four spring workshops held at Queen Memorial Library and Rodriguez Library, volunteers from the Jewish Federation of Philadelphia read classic Israeli children’s stories, led craft activities and puppet shows and engaged students in conversations about understanding other cultures and people.

Sister City High School Exchanges

During the coming year, we expect over 100 high school students to participate, both  Philadelphia students traveling abroad and international peers traveling to Philadelphia. Existing ongoing exchanges are scheduled with:

  • Science Leadership Academy with Torun, Poland
  • Northeast High School with Torun, Poland
  • Central High School with Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Science Leadership Academy with Frankfurt, Germany
  • Carver High School of Science and Engineering with Frankfurt, Germany
  • Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School with Kobe, Japan
  • String Theory Charter High School with Frankfurt, Germany
  • Bodine High School for International Affairs with Incheon, South Korea

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