Mission

  • To create connections between students and get a global education here at home!

  • Why should I join Global Buddies?

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    It’s fun!

    Get to know more people

    Make new friends

    Meet students you wouldn’t ordinarily meet

    Learn about different countries & cultures

    Learn new recipes and ideas to try at home

    Explore more opportunities at North

    Find out about different music, artists, authors...

     

    Be less bored during distancing!

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  • How does it work?

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    The purpose of this project is to let people from different countries with different languages and cultures from NNHS get to know each other by doing fun activities together.

    After you take our matching survey, each non-ELL student is paired with one ELL student as their global buddy. All of the buddies meet together on Zoom every week for about 30 minutes to do fun group activities, and then buddy pairs meet on their own for about 30 minutes each week (although of course you can meet for longer!) We give lots of ideas of things you can do with your buddy on your own time.

    You can also read more about the program in this letter.

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  • How do I sign up and when is the deadline?

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    You can sign up and tell us all about your matching preferences here. If you want to be matched now, please sign up by Thursday, August 6. You can sign up after that but students who sign up early will get preference.

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  • When does it start and how long does it run?

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    Global Buddies will start in August. You can participate just for the summer, or you can choose to continue into the school year.

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  • Who can sign up?

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    All students from NNHS.

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  • What is the time commitment?

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    About an hour a week.  Thirty minutes of that are spent doing fun activities with all the buddies as a group, and thirty minutes are spent doing virtual activities with your own buddy.

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  • How did this program get started?

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    ELL and non-ELL students wanted to get to know each other to find new friends and have new experiences.  Success from initial pairings led to our expanding the program.

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  • How are the matches made?

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    Buddies will be matched based on common interests and preferences. We will get this information from the matching survey. If we have more interest than we can accommodate, we'll match buddies based on the best fit and we'll keep any extra students on a waiting list in case more buddies sign up.

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  • Do I need any special skills, like speaking another language?

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    No! There are no specific requirements other than making a commitment to connect with your buddy and join the group meetings each week.

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  • If I have questions, who do I contact?

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    Student Leaders:

    Luana Espinoza at 201901960@newton.k12.ma.us

    Francesca Tapper at tapperfrancesca@gmail.com

     

    Faculty Advisors:

    Amy Worth, ELL teacher at wortha@newton.k12.ma.us

    Samantha Mandel, International Programs Developer at mandels@newton.k12.ma.us

    Claudia Wu and Terry Yoffie, Center for Civic Engagement at wuc@newton.k12.ma.us and yoffiet@newton.k12.ma.us

     

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  • ¿Necesita información en español?

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    Contacte Luana Espinoza a 201901960@newton.k12.ma.us o Samantha Mandel a mandels@newton.k12.ma.us. Puede también leer esta carta sobre la programa.

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  • Precisa informação em português?

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    Manda um email a Samantha Mandel a mandels@newton.k12.ma.us.

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  • 需要中文资料吗?

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    联系 Samantha Mandel: mandels@newton.k12.ma.us.

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