Monday, July 14, 2008

Students Share Their Impressions of China and Their Upcoming Travels

Janelle, age 16, and the Director of the Paulding County Boys & Girls Club

This blog post is part of an on-going series that follows the selection, preparation and travels of seven Georgia youth who travel to China with the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta to participate in the opening of an international art exhibition.

The young people share what they know about this amazing destination and what they hope to learn from the trip.

Linden Longino and International Paint Pals provided the exciting news about The Beijing Program and student success:

On June 1, Youth Art Connection's art exhibition for the Olympic Games ("Peace, Friendship, and Goodwill through the Olympic Spirit") will open in Beijing's Millennium Monument Museum. Children from 65 countries (1/3 of those in the world) sent us paintings. Works by two (Rashad Sherman and Cedric Brown) of our Boys & Girls Clubs traveling kids are in the exhibit, and all members of our youth group will participate in the opening ceremonies along with Chinese kids.

Our partner, the Beijing Youth Federation, has invited Chinese government officials, Olympics officials, and ambassadors from participating countries to attend the event. June 1 is also National Children's Day in China.

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