Fashion: Washington High School Students model clothes from their native country
Talent: Students perform a talent competition
Stories: Learn about experiences students faced coming to the USA
Cost: $10 adult / $5 student / $20 family
Time: 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30.
Purpose: Fundraiser for Minority Youth Advocacy/Translators of Cultures programs
Imagine how difficult it is to be a teenager today. Now add to that anxiety the stress of being in a new country, learning a new language, making new friends, new foods, and new laws and customs. To help the 500 immigrant students at Washington High School with these transitions is a program called Minority Youth Advocacy/Translators of Cultures.
Minority Youth Advocacy/Translators of Cultures (TOC) – helps with cultural transition, educational success, leadership skills and community involvement. Translators of Cultures youth leaders volunteer at WHS school and in the community, learning civic responsibility and leadership.
Presently, TOC youth leaders are uniquely partnering with residents of the Bishop Dudley Hospitality House creating a temporary exhibit to showcase the artwork of the Bishop Dudley House guests alongside posters and essays prepared by Translators of Cultures youth leaders to launch an awareness campaign of homelessness in Sioux Falls.
“Many of us live privileged lives. We want to give back,” -Jasmina, a student from WHS.
“Let us put it to action and create a better community. Until we started working on this project, I did not think about homelessness at all. There are homeless kids in America? It blew my mind,” – Vanya, an immigrant youth from Mexico.
Proceeds will be used for the TOC program, youth leadership projects and help children in need.
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We look forward to seeing you at the show! And thank you for your support of our programs!