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  • KYE-YAC Embarks On Another “Journey To Japan,” Introducing Young Readers To Japanese Culture!

    KYE-YAC Embarks On Another “Journey To Japan,” Introducing Young Readers To Japanese Culture!

    “Journey to Japan” – part 2, was created just for the younger readers in our community.
    The KYE-YAC board introduced them to simple words in Japanese and taught them about the lives of kids their age in Japan through books that they loved. We also had the opportunity to teach the youth how to use chopsticks …
  • KYE-YAC Takes A “Journey To Japan” With Youth At The Library!

    KYE-YAC Takes A “Journey To Japan” With Youth At The Library!

    KYE-YAC collaborated with the Garland County Library to take the youth in our area on a “Journey to Japan.”
    Through wonderful books, the young readers were introduced to Japanese life, culture, and folklore. In one program the kids were able to meet Japanese exchange students from Hanamaki Higashi High School. They were visiting through the Hot …
  • More Thanks And Giving At The Jackson House

    More Thanks And Giving At The Jackson House

    We, at KYE-YAC, are thankful at this time of year, and year-round, to be able to volunteer at the Jackson House to give to those in need.

     

  • International Day Of Peace 2015

    International Day Of Peace 2015

    Some members of KYE-YAC joined the Sister City Foundation in a community celebration for the International Day of Peace called “Seeds of Peace.”
    Many young kids and families that stopped by our tent to listen to us read, “The Peace Tree From Hiroshima: The Little Bonsai With A Big Story,” as this year is also the …
  • Student Delegates Meet Japanese Dignitary‏

    Student Delegates Meet Japanese Dignitary‏

    Caleb, Kye, Dylan, Belle, and Nick join special guests Consul General Masami Kinefuchi and Fumiaki Sasaki at a reception to celebrate the introduction of Japanese Language and Culture education in Hot Springs.   Each student was part of the delegation that traveled to Hanamaki in June.
    They are still talking about their trip – it will be …
  • Girl Scouts Earn Their Wildlife Badge With A Little Help From Dr. Goodall And KYE-YAC

    Girl Scouts Earn Their Wildlife Badge With A Little Help From Dr. Goodall And KYE-YAC

    KYE-YAC’s Roots & Shoots group took their mentoring project outdoors with a local Girl Scouts group who wanted to learn about chimpanzees and the work of Dr. Goodall.  We read to them and taught them how chimps vocalize and use facial expressions to communicate. The book about Dr. Goodall recieved an enthusiastic responce and inspired …
  • KYE-YAC Teaches Kids How Chimps Communicate Much Like Humans

    KYE-YAC Teaches Kids How Chimps Communicate Much Like Humans

    KYE-YAC and the YMCA had a great opportunity to team up this summer and work with some great kids on literacy and reading skills through teaching them about chimpanzees and how they communicate through facial expressions.
    The lesson plans were based on Dr. Jane Goodall’s legendary work in Tanzania.

     

  • “CAPELESS HERO WEEK” Highlighted Dr. Jane Goodall

    “CAPELESS HERO WEEK” Highlighted Dr. Jane Goodall

    KYE-YAC and the Garland County Library collaborated to teach young summer campers all about Dr. Jane, her discoveries, life work and her continued dedication to make a better world.

     

  • KYE-YAC Members Teach Youth How Dr. Goodall Discovered Chimps Use Tools!

    KYE-YAC Members Teach Youth How Dr. Goodall Discovered Chimps Use Tools!

    Learning about Dr. Goodall’s groundbreaking discovery- that chimpanzees make and use tools for many purposes – was fun and fascinating to this young group of kids. They were able to simulate their own experience and pretend they were “fishing” for termites in a termite mound!

     

  • KYE-YAC Helps Kids Pretend To Be Young Scientists

    KYE-YAC Helps Kids Pretend To Be Young Scientists

    KYE-YAC and Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots team had a great time mentoring local youth and teaching them about Dr. Jane Goodall and her life with chimpanzees.
    The kindergarten and first grade children had a blast making their own binoculars just like the ones Dr. Goodall used when she was observing chimps in a place called …

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