Have your students learn about foreign cultures

November 20, 2007

By hammersmith

The Young Diplomats School Outreach Program, created by World Affairs Council of Arizona, helps inform students in metro Phoenix schools about foreign cultures and countries enriching their understanding of what it means to be a citizen diplomat. A young citizen diplomat is a student who is informed about events taking place in the world, and who wants to make a personal connection with people from other countries to create better understanding and goodwill.

This program provides opportunities for World Affairs Council of Arizona member volunteers to go to selected classrooms in middle and secondary schools and talk to students about international experiences. We have received enthusiastic responses from school administrators and teachers in the Valley who appreciate the positive impact that personal stories and real experiences have on students.

Education Outreach Speakers

Fran Meade or by phone: 480-994-8708

  • Lived 33 years in Saudi Arabia
  • Middle East Consultant
  • Extensive Cultural Knowledge
  • Education – Principal of Riyadh International School
  • Protocol Assistant to four American Ambassadors
  • Secretary, World Affairs Council of Arizona

Mike Casper or by phone: 602-741-4244

  • Lived in the Middle East Region for over 15 years
  • International banker for over 25 years
  • 20 years managing business units in the Middle East
  • Kuwait Bank