Juneteenth – Learn More and Celebrate this American Holiday

History Juneteenth (Emancipation Day, Jubilee Day) is a day to honor and celebrate the abolishment of African American slavery. On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, and “the state’s residents finally learned that slavery had been abolished.” All those who were enslaved celebrated their newfound freedom in song, dance, and prayer. This [...]

By |2022-06-15T12:08:34-04:00June 13th, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on Juneteenth – Learn More and Celebrate this American Holiday

Celebrating the Beauty of Neuro-Diversity

April is neuro-diversity advocacy month.  GA would like to highlight the gorgeous connections our au pairs and their children with a neuro-diversity/special need make while members of our exchange program.  As we all learn more about the world of autism and ADHD advocacy, we recognize new terminology, new symbols, and a new way to support [...]

By |2022-04-25T16:49:26-04:00April 25th, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on Celebrating the Beauty of Neuro-Diversity

Ukraine Peace Flag Contest Submissions and Tools for Future Peace

We asked our au pairs to share what peace could look like in a Ukrainian flag and below is the beauty they imagined and created.  APiA will be making a donation in all of your names to a relief organization providing humanitarian aid for the people of Ukraine.  Thank you sharing.   Karien from South [...]

By |2022-04-08T18:50:02-04:00April 8th, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on Ukraine Peace Flag Contest Submissions and Tools for Future Peace

HERstory – Au Pairs Celebrate the Women that Inspire Them

We asked APIA au pairs nationwide to share stories about some of the female influencers in their life and we got some wonderful responses.  In celebration of international women's month, read below to find some unsung HERoes in their own right and how they inspire in the everyday.  Here's to you! Sydney from Canada (living [...]

By |2022-03-22T19:28:20-04:00March 22nd, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on HERstory – Au Pairs Celebrate the Women that Inspire Them

International Women’s Day – What Can’t Women Do?

  GA would like to take a moment to share some history of the day, how we all might get involved in the fight for gender equity around the globe and an opinion piece shared by an au pair currently on program from Germany.  Happy International Women's Day! -- The History: International Women’s Day timeline and why [...]

By |2022-03-09T15:42:03-05:00March 8th, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on International Women’s Day – What Can’t Women Do?

Celebrating Black History Month and Award-Winning DEI Initiatives at APIA

Celebrate Black History Month!  It's Black History Month here in the US!  Our participants from around the globe on a cultural exchange in the US are living in a time where more resources and learnings on the history of the US are available to learn and re-learn the history.  Black History Month (BHM) has a [...]

By |2022-02-16T12:48:23-05:00February 7th, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on Celebrating Black History Month and Award-Winning DEI Initiatives at APIA

The Year of the Tiger – Lunar New Year

  Lunar New Year began on February 1, but this isn't just one night or day of celebrating, as it lasts for several days. In China, the celebration lasts 15 days, with the Spring Lantern Festival on the final day.  Above is Olivia, an au pair from China, with her host child celebrating the holiday. [...]

By |2022-02-08T12:00:44-05:00February 4th, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on The Year of the Tiger – Lunar New Year

2022 Rebuild – APIA Activates Global Goals for the Year Ahead

"We are humans, the most capable species in the world, if we don't fix this planet, who will?"  - Jessenia, Ecuador To see the good in human beings, the nature, the earth, and the stars, everything that will come in future, and peace and love.  -Isabelle, Germany -- We asked our au pairs last month, [...]

By |2022-02-03T18:56:49-05:00February 3rd, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on 2022 Rebuild – APIA Activates Global Goals for the Year Ahead
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