Sunday, September 22, 2019

Visit Japan as a Southlake Sister Cities Youth Ambassador

Serving as an SSC youth ambassador gives Southlake and CISD students a unique opportunity for global friendship, cultural exploration and a life-changing experience. The application deadline for the Japan delegation is Friday, March 1.

SSC youth ambassadors will represent the City of Southlake in one of our two Friendship Cities: Suzhou, Wuzhong District, China, and Tome, Japan. The youth ambassadors and City-appointed chaperones are immersed in a cultural experience while living with host families and enjoying a variety of activities planned by the City, schools and their hosts. In 2018, SSC sent 18 Carroll ISD students on the trips—be sure to check out the videos they made of their experiences in China and Japan!

2019 Youth Ambassadors to Tome, Japan

Trip Dates: June 3 – June 10, 2019
Application Deadline: March 1, 2019
Eligibility: Southlake Sister Cities members ages 13–18

Sister Cities International is a non-profit organization whose mission is to “promote peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation, one individual, one community at a time.”

For more information about the Southlake Sister Cities Youth Ambassador Program or application process, please contact Katy Hintze.

Sister Cities International Young Artists and Authors Showcase visits Southlake

Sent to us from Milwaukee, WI, the 2016 traveling art exhibit has finally made it’s way to Southlake! The work of 10 young artists is displayed in the lobby of Southlake Town Hall. This year’s theme, “Peace through People,” commemorates the 60th anniversary of Sister Cities International.sistercities2

It celebrates 60 years of global citizen action and impact. The featured artwork includes artists from across the globe. Russia, China, and Japan are represented, as well as several states, including one young artist from Houston, TX. The exhibit will remain on display until Wednesday, January 27th, when it will be sent to San Diego, CA for it’s next stop.

sistercities3The exhibit is sponsored by Southlake Sister Cities. For more information about Southlake Sister Cities, please visit: www.southlakesistercities.org.