Sign Up Your Class
for RESPECT's Letter Exchange Program
Our number one project is to introduce refugee and non-refugee students through our pen-pal letter exchange program. We receive letters from refugee students which we then forward to a non-refugee school. The students then reply to the letters, and new friendships are born.
Through this interaction students not only learn about another culture, but the experience can be used to help teach other subjects including:
- Language arts - teaching students how express themselves when they write letters.
- Geography - learning about other countries will take on new meaning because the students know someone in 'that part of the world.'
- Math - learning about how much postage is needed to send the letters.
We ask non-refugee schools to include 2 or 3 international reply coupons with their replies to help defray the cost of postage.
Select one of the links below to learn more about how you and your students can participate.