Promoting Media Literacy through Education: September 21st-27th
A group of 16 people from East Asia and the Pacific will visit New Hampshire to learn about media literacy and how to teach it. In an age where young people are bombarded with different forms of media, they are in need of new tools to digest and understand the information they are receiving. Conversations with non-profits, educational institutions, and government agencies will focus on their strategies to reach out to young people and help make them discerning consumers of media information.
American Pluralism; Politics, Policy, and Economics: September 30th-October 3rd
New Hampshire will play host to a group of 14 Europeans to talk about politics here in the state. Conversations will be arranged with campaigns, NGOs, and government entities to learn about the issues facing the state and country. Discussions will also focus on how campaigns are managed, funded, and influenced by advocacy groups.
Juvenile Justice Systems: October 4th-7th
7 people from the Philippines will visit New Hampshire to look at how the state handles juvenile delinquency. While here, the group will have meetings with various state agencies and non-profits who work in this field to ensure the best interest of the youth is at the center of all solutions. Conversations on best practices to reduce recidivism and help the youth understand the problems with their behavior will be held. Also, discussions on how the state handles children when they are victims or witnesses to crimes will also be looked at.
Civic Education for Youth: October 16th-20th
This group visiting New Hampshire will include 10 youth engagement practitioners from Poland to learn about how the state encourages young people to get involved in their communities. Meetings here will focus on how non-profit and educational institutions are creating the next generation of civic leaders by instilling the ideas of community involvement from a young age. Discussions on the best practices in the field will help the group to better engage youth back home.
US Judicial System: October 23rd
The group of 5 judicial officials from Haiti will do a day trip to New Hampshire to learn about our court systems. Meetings and tours at the State and Federal Courts will highlight this quick trip to the state. Conversations on how these systems are similar and different will allow the group to learn more about the decentralized nature of our systems and what the best practices are.
Preventing and Confronting Domestic Abuse and Violence: October 30th-November 2nd
New Hampshire will play host to a group of 15 domestic violence prevention specialist from the Near East and North Africa. The group will have the opportunity to meet with a wide range of non-profit, educational, media, and governmental agencies to learn about ways to combat domestic and sexual violence. Conversations on public private partnerships and how they benefit all partners will be a main focus.
Advocacy and Integration for Special Needs Children: October 30th-November 3rd
A group of 6 people from Ukraine will visit New Hampshire to talk about the support the community provides for students with special needs. Academic institutions will be the highlight of the program to talk about the benefits of integrating all children into the classroom and how it helps everyone to succeed. Discussions with various non-profits and government agencies will also look at how to better integrate children with special needs into the community.
Developing Policy and Best Practices for Domestic and Sexual Violence First Responders: October 31st-November 3rd
WACNH will also play host to another group of 6 to talk about domestic violence prevention, this time from Armenia. A different set of meetings will be arranged for this group to fit their interests in the field and ensure they have a unique and enriching experience in the state. Conversations here will focus on the efforts of these non-profits to build a community that is resilient and supportive.
US Mid-Term Elections: October 31st - November 3rd
A group of 7 people from Spain will visit New Hampshire to learn about what the main issues are for the Mid-Term Elections on November 6th. Meetings will be arranged with multiple campaigns, Party Activists, governmental agencies, and policy groups. Conversations here will focus on the various issues that are driving voters at the polls and what the prospects are for the upcoming elections. Discussions could also focus on get out the vote efforts and why this is such an important election.
Elections in Democracies: November 10th-14th
4 people from Thailand will visit New Hampshire just after the November elections for a recap of the outcome and what it means for the country and the state moving forward. Conversations will be arranged with top political activists and organizations to understand the influences on the election and where the country goes from here. A look at the functioning of elections in New Hampshire will also be a major focus here.
Strategic Communications Strategies for Government Agencies: November 11th-14th
Coming from Ukraine, this group of 8 government officials will have the opportunity to learn about best practices in community outreach. Meetings with government counterparts, the discussions here will focus on how transparency is the best policy and why it is important to build trust with the community. Conversations with media and watchdog organizations will also focus on how they communicate with the government to ensure that the general public is informed.