FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Friday, September 5, 1997
Peace Corps Searching for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers for Upcoming 37th Anniversary in March
Washington, D.C., September 5, 1997—Peace Corps Director Mark Gearan announced that the second annual World Wise School Day will be held on March 3, 1998 in honor of the Peace Corps\' 37th anniversary. The Peace Corps is seeking the participation of the 150,000 returned volunteers from across the country to be involved in this national celebration. World Wise School Day is an annual event where returned Peace Corps volunteers go into schools all across the country to teach students about their experiences living in another culture. Last year, an estimated 4,000 returned volunteers shared their overseas experience with as many as 100,000 students nationwide on World Wise Schools Day. On March 3, 1998, in addition to the classroom visits, U.S. students will also have live telephone conversations with currently-serving volunteers working in dozens of countries around the world. "Peace Corps volunteers truly bring the world home," said Peace Corps Director Mark Gearan. "I hope all returned volunteers—no matter if they served 30 years ago or have just returned—will see World Wise Schools Day as a chance to teach a new generation about the culture and people of their country of service." If you are a returned Peace Corps volunteer and are interested in participating in World Wise School Day, either call (800) 424-8580 ext. 2283, send an e-mail with your name and address to [email protected], or write to Peace Corps\' World Wise School Day, ATTN: Monica Fitzgerald, 1990 K Street, NW, Room 9500, Washington, D.C. 20526.
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