…in collaboration with the Office of Cultural & Academic Transitions and the Asian Pacific American Studies Program.
October 28, 2012 (4;00 – 6:00pm)
Red Cedar Elementary School
1110 Narcissus Drive, East Lansing, MI 48823
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Asian Pacific American Adoptee Mentoring Program
The Asian Pacific American (APA) Studies Program in collaboration with the Office of Cultural & Academic Transitions at MSU coordinate an Asian American and Asian international MSU student volunteers to participate in a new mentorship program. However all are welcome to participate in monthly programming on race and adoption. This program will pair MSU students with local families who have adopted children from Asia. Though these children were adopted from Asia, they will grow up as Asian Americans. The goal of the program is to build a support network for these families by exposing them to the variety of ways that young Asian Americans live their lives. Being a mentor does not require a great deal of your time, but it does require you to be consistent and committed to the child you are mentoring! [READ about the mentoring program in the news...]
Spring 2012 Schedule-of-Events:
1. Thursday, January 19th (6:00 – 8:00pm) “Mentor training dinner” @ Snyder-Phillips Gallery Meeting Room (Abbot Seminar Rm)
2. Saturday, January 21st (12:30 – 2pm) “Meet your mentee” @ FCC “Chinese New Year Celebration”
3. Sunday, February 19th (Time TBA) “APASO Lunar New Year Show and Dinner”
4. March 15th or 16th (Time TBD) “Guest presenter, Jennifer Jue-Steuck”
5. April (TBD) “APA Heritage month event”
6. April (TBD) “End of year” picnic
For questions, contact Meaghan Kozar (email@example.com) or Andrea Louie (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This program is made possible through the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Initiative’s Creating Inclusive Excellence Grant (CIEG).