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New Jersey Au Pairs Participate in Volunteer Week

This week is dubbed as: VOLUNTEER WEEK! Community Counselor Denise Eliopoulos shared this great photo of her au pairs volunteering at New Eyes for the Needy in Short Hills, NJ.  New Eyes for the Needy works to improve the vision of the poor and provide glasses to those in need. Denise said "I loved hearing [...]

By | April 18th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on New Jersey Au Pairs Participate in Volunteer Week

Laura C. Shares Language and Culture from Spain

Spanish au pair, Laura C, is spending her year in Stephanie Harris's Massachusetts cluster.  She has a degree in kindergarten teaching from Spain and was able to use that as part of The Simonian Center for Early Learning extracurricular enrichment program.  She volunteered her time and taught 4 sessions about Spain for a group of [...]

By | April 12th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Laura C. Shares Language and Culture from Spain

Thai Au Pair Volunteers at AFAC Garden, Visits Google, and Presents at School

Thai Au Pair Supanich P. is enrolled in UCLA's APIA Advantage course. In addition to the online class there are requirements to present to children about the Au Pair's home country,  fulfill community service hours, and also participate in historical or cultural activities. Kristina Scholten, Supanich's Community Counselor, shared these great pictures. Supanich chose do her [...]

By | July 11th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Thai Au Pair Volunteers at AFAC Garden, Visits Google, and Presents at School

2017 Earth Day Pictures

Earth Day was celebrated in many ways this year. In Jan Peedin's Maryland cluster the au pairs volunteered by picking up litter along the streets of Historic Ellicott City. To celebrate Earth Day Au Pair in America asked for photos of Au Pairs in nature with or without their host child. The Winner was: Laura [...]

By | May 17th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on 2017 Earth Day Pictures

Volunteering at NYC Marathon

Pauline B. from Germany  who is in Angela Holland's Connecticut cluster, had the opportunity to volunteer at the 2016 New York City Marathon. Here's her story about that experience: My best accomplishment in my year in America was definitely to volunteer at the New York City Marathon in November 2016. I met four incredibly nice [...]

By | March 30th, 2017|Learn about the U.S.|Comments Off on Volunteering at NYC Marathon

International Women’s Day – Pauline B. from Germany

Pauline B. from Germany is in Angela Holland's Connecticut cluster. "Great things are done by a series of small things brought together." - Vincent van Gogh This quote of Vincent van Gogh describes everything I want to say in my text for the international Women's day. It is all about togetherness! We as women, so [...]

By | March 30th, 2017|2017 International Women's Day Essays|Comments Off on International Women’s Day – Pauline B. from Germany

Why Participate in Global Awareness?

The beginning of a new school year is fast-approaching and with it the opportunity for Au Pair in America au pairs to share their culture with young children. Why?  Why spend free time preparing a presentation for a classroom of American children?  Why not go shopping? Hannah, an au pair from New Zealand told me [...]

By | August 18th, 2012|Blog|1 Comment

Charlotte elementary children learn about Mexico

Fadia, an au pair in Charlotte, NC, presented information about her home country to a group fo 56 K, K-1 and 1st grade students at the Pawtuckett Elementary School.  She engaged the children in learning about Mexico and her culture through song, teaching Spanish words and answering questions. The children really enjoyed her presentation and hugged [...]

By | June 21st, 2011|Blog|Comments Off on Charlotte elementary children learn about Mexico
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