Past Highlights

On this page we will shine the spotlight on some of our favorite programs and exchanges from the previous years.

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In 2019, teachers Lori Wyatt from Highland Park and Raul Gibran from Puerto Vallarta connected their classrooms by collaborating on a Virtual Poetry Unit.

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At the culmination of the Virtual Project, Lori and other teachers from Highland Park traveled to Puerto Vallarta and partnered with Raul to teach poetry and creative writing to middle school students.

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The effect on the students was profound. They even asked for Lori and the other Highland Park teachers’ autographs. This program earned our Foundation Sister Cities International’s Award for Innovation: Youth and Education.