New Outreach Opportunities

There are many  exciting outreach opportunities for NJ-RPCVs to engage in Third Goal activities! (Peace Corps’ Third Goal aims to  help Americans understand the people and cultures of other countries.) Peace Corps Week 2014  will take place from February 23 – March 1 but the activities leading up to that week have already begun!
RPCVs can participate in MANY ways!
  • Girl Scouts’ World Thinking Day is February 22 and many Girl Scout troops request RPCV speakers during the months of February and March. World Thinking Day is when girls participate in activities and projects with global themes and the theme this year is education. For more information please visit the World Thinking Day website.
    Below you will see a list of requests we have received for upcoming Thinking Day events. If you would like to participate in one of the listed events, please email outreach@rpcv-nj.org and we will help connect you with the troop leader.
  • Sign up Worldwise Schools Speakers Match to be matched with teachers, student groups, etc. in your area and also check out their website for great presentation ideas and tips.
  • The Video Challenge invites PCVs (and RPCVs) to create and post short videos on YouTube that showcase “Cultural Windows: What I wish Americans knew about my Peace Corps country.” The winner of the Challenge gets to take home a new iPad. Share your experience, creativity and style with the world and win!
  • The Classroom Challenge encourages RPCVs (and PCVs) to connect with U.S. classrooms to share their country’s culture with American students. Peace Corps is posting all classroom presentations on an interactive map! In order to participate, please register your Third Goal activities. Also upon registering your event, Peace Corps will send you a “Third Goal Kit” that includes a Peace Corps map, stickers, bookmarks, a poster and other materials. The more RPCVs that register Third Goal events in New Jersey, the more pins we will receive! Remember, Third Goal events don’t always have to be in classrooms – they can be art exhibits or newspaper articles, talks at libraries or even your workplace.

***Please email outreach@rpcv-nj.org if you are interested in participating in an events or would like more information. If you don’t see an event near you, check back, new events are always being added!***

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