In June, we observed our four partner Virtual YMCA after-school sites perform their World Olympics Final Events. Each event was successful and unique. We are really proud of all the participants and teachers for organizing such splendid events!
World Olympics gives students (K-5) the opportunity to connect with and learn about different countries and religious practices through the lens of the Olympics. Students choose a country to represent in the games and at the final event they perform multiple competitive tasks on behalf of their team. Along the way they learn about the country they are representing and are able to teach others about that country too.
This year we worked with four Y sites in New York. Throughout the year we observed the after school classes as they prepared for the World Olympics final event. We are so grateful to the Y staff for implementing the program in their classrooms. They did a really wonderful job and we couldn’t be happier with the results.
Here are some pictures from each event!