Youth Building Bridges is an international, people-to-people cultural exchange initiative that empowers American youth to travel to rural areas of China to assist primary and secondary education systems. In these poverty-stricken areas, which greatly lack essential resources and qualitative education, young Americans are fully immersed in Chinese society. They learn the meaning of social responsibility and growth. Through educational and social engagement, students form opposite sides of the world cultivate each other's passions and strengths, opening themselves to intercultural influence and limitless potential.
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Youth Building Bridges gives its members the tools to change the world in an impactful way, inspiring zeal and motivation through cultural enrichment, enduring hardship, and self-discovery.
Through Youth Building Bridges, members are able to improve themselves and the world in many ways, including gaining real world knowledge, experience in teaching, and fulfillment.
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Founded by Director Ruyan Teng in 2008 in order to educate students in China using the American style of teaching.