LEAD engages with the community

Oct. 18, 2017


LEAD students share their cultures with students at a local middle schoolWhere is China? What traditional clothes are worn in South Korea? What type of geographical landform is Japan? Students in the Asian Affairs Center LEAD program worked as teams to teach about their cultures to seventh graders at Southern Boone Middle School in Ashland, Missouri. The presentations were lively and engaged the seventh graders in folding origami, playing traditional games and sampling fun snacks, along with other activities.

As part of their American Life class, the students also visited a day program, LEAD students share their cultures with students at a local middle schoolAlternative Community Training, that serves people with disabilities in the mid-Missouri area. This was an eye-opening experience as the students considered how people with disabilities in America are perceived, treated and helped.