YouthBridge ist ein Projekt der Europäischen Janusz Korczak Akademie in dem Jugendliche unterschiedlichster Herkunft, Muttersprache und Religion ein zweijähriges Leadership-Programm absolvieren. Mit dem neu erworbenen Wissen und Können setzen die Jugendlichen eigene soziale, mediale und kulturelle Initiativen um und bauen Brücken zwischen verschiedenen Communities. YouthBridge schafft in München Vielfalt, Kreativität und Miteinander und bekämpft Hass, Ausgrenzung und Radikalisierung.

Europäische Janusz Korczak Akademie e.V.
Sonnenstraße 8
80331 München

Telefon: +49 (0) 8937946640
Telefax: +49 (0) 8938902450
E-Mail: info@ejka.org

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6 hours ago

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Eines der vielen Highlights der Youthbridge-New York-Reise war der Besuch des deutschen Generalkonsulats vor Ort. Zu Beginn begrüßte uns Herr Heiko Schwarz in der Cafeteria im 23ten Stock und zeigte den staunenden Youbies die atemberaubende Aussicht aus dem Konsulatsgebäude. Den ungehinderten Blick auf die New Yorker #skyline und auch auf den East River bewunderten wir eine Weile, bedauerten jedoch ein wenig das Smartphone am Eingang aufgrund der Sicherheitsvorkehrungen abgegeben haben zu müssen und somit keine Fotos machen zu können. Herr Schwarz erzählte uns von den Vorteilen und Einschränkungen im Leben eines Mitarbeiters des Auswärtigen Amtes, wie z.B. die benötigte familiäre Mobilität wenn man alle paar Jahre in einem anderen Land wohnt, aber auch die Diversität die man bei einem solchen Job erleben kann. Anschließend führte er uns in einen Konferenzraum, in dem uns der deutsche Generalkonsul David Gill begrüßte. In einem spannenden Gespräch erläuterte Herr Gill die Aufgaben eines Konsulats unter anderem auch im Unterschied zu einer Diplomatischen Botschaft. Er erzählte uns auch von seinem unüblichen Lebenslauf, da er als Quereinsteiger zum Auswärtigen Amt kam, was eher eine Ausnahme als die Regel ist. Auch gewährte er uns einen Einblick in die Herausforderungen, die in den vergangenen Jahren die deutsch-amerikanischen Beziehungen geprägt haben. Besonders interessant waren die jeweils unterschiedlichen Perspektiven der deutschen bzw. amerikanischen Bevölkerung auf die jeweils andere: während die deutsche Bevölkerung die USA als mächtigste Macht weltweit ansieht, liegt Deutschland bei den Amerikanern erst auf dem 9. Platz. Wir, als YouthBridge, werden versuchen diese Platzierung zu ändern😉

#newyork #politics #unitednations #highlight @ German Consulate General New York
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3 days ago

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Project Reach is an institution, that creates opportunities for youth - and adults who work with them - to incubate new approaches and strategies and to build institutions that address discrimination and injustice and place social control in their own hands.
With very similar goals and approaches to the ones of @youthbridgemunich , we were very thrilled to meet like-minded in such an organization in New York City! 🏙🇺🇸We met Katherine and Anthony in their headquarter in Chinatown and had an open workshop about how we identify ourselves and what the term "identity" means. Together we broke down all the different factors which contribute to the identity of a person and hung them in posters on the wall. Every Youbie then received stickers in different colors, with every color representing a different aspect like e.g. the color "red" standing for "I am insecure about that attribute of my identity". That way everybody could express how they really feel about themselves. Then we had to add the most important color, which was "gold" and stood for "I feel very secure about that in my identity". Then we realized that many of us felt empowered by who they truly are and it should be our goal to make more people feel secure about themselves!🙌🏽
#identity #workshop #community @ Project Reach NYC
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4 days ago

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Yesterday we attended the "Immigrant Heritage Week" at the Gracie Mansion, hosted by the #nyc mayor Bill de Blasio. After processing the initial shock, that we were minimally underdressed 😂, we began to mingle among the other visitors. Some of us would have appreciated practicing elevator speeches for these events beforehand, whereas others truly showed their hidden talents at networking. The attending guests had various backgrounds and so we learned to know many different characters with interesting backgrounds, giving us all kinds of feedback on various topics like fashion, politics or developing a new concept for a restaurant. Even though there was only a handfull of young attendants at this gathering apart from @youthbridgemunich ,all of us truly felt like equal attendants of this specific event, as we were taken very seriously🙏🏼
#graciemansion #newyork #network #experience @ Gracie Mansion
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5 days ago

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„Police&Community Working Together“ - that‘s the slogan of the #nypd 🚔🚁.But what exactly does that mean? By showing us around in the incredibly interesting building of the NYC Police Headquarters, Det. Mohamed Amen explained us a lot about the risks& chances of police officers in #nyc🇺🇸 . He and his colleagues, who were really inspiring, but on the other hand funny and super relaxed, accentuated how #diverse the NYPD ,how many profits that has for their work and that all of us belong to the human race and should #respect each other no matter where we are from or what our beliefs are!
All in all an unique opportunity and an amazing meeting!☺
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5 days ago

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“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” - Emma Lazarus🗽

Our trip to the #statueofliberty and #ellisisland was very really fun, beautiful and most of all very meaningful. To learn about the fate of over 12 million brave people, who crossed the sea in the years of 1892 until 1952 to immigrate to the US because they believed in the #americandream and a better future for themselves and their families was truly inspiring. And of course, we enjoyed the view upon #manhattan 🏙 and the #boattrip 🛳😉. @ Statue Of Liberty, Liberty Island, New York City
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