NPCA and Peace Corps: Connecting RPCVs to American Classrooms
By Erin Madsen on Thursday, February 25th, 2010
National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) and Peace Corps are partnering to connect returned Peace Corps volunteers with elementary and secondary school classrooms throughout the United States through Peace Corps’ Speakers Match program.
“This partnership enables NPCA to do what it does best and that is enable returned volunteers to share their experiences abroad with communities back home,” said Kevin Quigley, NPCA President. “With the Peace Corps 50th anniversary just around the corner, educating younger generations in our country about life abroad helps to further support the values of the Peace Corps.”
Through the Peace Corps’ Speakers Match program, elementary and secondary school teachers can enhance their students’ learning in almost any subject area through conversations ranging from public service and foreign cultures to language and geography. To request a speaker for your classroom, please complete the Request a Speaker form. Information about the Peace Corps’ Speakers Match program can be found at the Speakers Match webpage, including a handbook with ideas of how to maximize the classroom visit for your students.
Interested classroom teachers and Returned Peace Corps Volunteers can enroll in the Peace Corps Speakers Match program by visiting http://www.peacecorps.gov/wws/speakersmatch
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