C & T Youth Technology Academy: 2018, 起飞的 YBB!

2018-02-05 

第十届“美国高中学生暑期中国偏远农村教育实践”活动迈向新高



青少年同在蓝天下



本周日,第十届YBBYouth Building Bridges,中文名“青少年同在蓝天下”)项目在C&T青少年科技学院再次举行项目介绍会。从2009年至今,这个命名为“青少年同在蓝天下”的美国高学生暑期中国偏远农村教育实践活动已进入第十个年头。九年来,YBB形成了独特的、成熟的以学习能力,实践能力和性格培养为核心的素质教育理念,四百多名美国高中生经过项目的历练获得强劲成长,为后续的人生之路上打开成功之门;即将到来的第十届YBB项目则实现跨越性的发展壮大,迈上新台阶。


  

YBB核心理念:出来的YBB


    YBB创始人滕茹燕女士是一位经验丰富的教育工作者。谈到当下中学生教育问题,她发现家长和孩子在成长过程中有个误区,就是一门心思全部放在课堂学习上,比如AP课,SAT考试,钢琴比赛,游泳成绩等,而忽略了对课外学习能力,社会实际能力和个性培养的重视。学生的成长包括至少有三部分内容是不容忽视的,即学习能力、实际能力和性格能力。实际能力包含的内容很多,比如如何与人相处和沟通,如何处理矛盾,解决问题等;性格就更重要,如何拥有宽广的胸怀,如何拥有更大气的性格格局,等等。良好的性格和实际能力在孩子进入大学,在走上社会后就更为重要。



YBB正是这样一个给予孩子们自然全面健康成长的项目。九年来,YBB把孩子们放到社会大熔炉中,通过近距离与真实生活的贴近和融合,培养孩子们各方面综合能力和素质。YBB独创的“培训+实践“的成长体系,不断在实践中检验孩子们的学习能力和成果,培养正确的世界观,价值观,和人生观。


YBB项目中,管理和运行团队都是孩子,一切都是孩子们“自己做”,在最自然真实的生活环境下,不是空洞的说教,而是在实践中成长,这就是“全面发展,自然成长”的YBB项目核心理念。

 

YBB走出来的学生,“后劲十足,强劲成长


2016年的一次家长聚会上,一位家长很兴奋地说,她女儿在杜克大学读大一就成功申请到到泰国拯救海龟的合作项目,这个项目过去十年从未有一年级生申请成功。成功的原因是,连续三年参加了YBB项目的经历培养出来的能力与众不同;无独有偶,另一位YBB队员建筑专业大二学生,刚刚在五十人参加的选拔中位列前三,获得泰国一项城市规划设计建设项目的参与资格,此前她还入选哥伦比亚大学的“火鸟”项目的十五人团队,其余的十四名成员均是研究生。


在滕女士眼里,不断接到YBB队员的各种报喜的信息,如拿到奖学金、拿到项目之类的消息已经习以为常。她说,YBB走出来的学生,共同特点就是,都“后劲十足”!她认为,YBB就是一所青少年的社会学校,从九年前开始,就看到学生实际能力、性格能力的问题,并致力于解决这些问题。YBB的经历给这些学生在进入大学,走上社会前,积蓄了经验和能量,这些孩子就像发芽的春草,一旦冒出土,就会强劲成长,这是可以预期的。举个例子,YBB的孩子在面试时往往会表现出更成熟的性格,更开阔的眼界,以及更强的沟通能力,更容易被接纳。


2018YBB 更上新台阶,值得期待

 

2018YBB是第十届,对此滕女士表示,这将是一个新的起点,具有里程碑式的意义。


首先,经过九年的磨砺和总结,YBB项目更系统、更完整、更严谨。YBB项目的培训更规范,更有针对性,培训和实践过程的结合将更完美。第十届YBB将正式扩招,团队将扩大至六十人


其次,YBB项目的合作伙伴关系更紧密,配合将更默契。YBB项目得到中国上海建工集团及其美国曼哈顿总部的支持,二者均把YBB作为企业重点回馈社会项目;同时YBB的老伙伴中国河北国赫控股集团也将一如既往地支持YBB项目的运行。YBB通过这些年的坚持和努力,也获得中美双边政府的高度肯定和支持。在获得的很多荣誉中,2017YBB获得了“美国最高义工总统奖




再有,2018YBB将首次开创启动“乡村教师培训计划”,这也是在YBB图书馆项目之后的另一重大举措。乡村教师培训计划将招收美国的优秀大学生参与YBB实施此项计划,旨在提高中国农村英语教师的教学水平。滕茹燕同时透露,对符合一定条件的优秀大学生YBB队员,实施“美国大学生奖学金”方案,包括提供交通费用等方式,鼓励优秀大学生参与到项目中来


YBB的目的是给孩子们提供更多更健康的锻炼机会,希望家长能认识到教育是个长期的任务,能够考虑到学习和实践相结合,短期和长期结合和平衡,希望家长尤其能重视孩子性格的培养,希望孩子们都能“后劲十足,够强劲成长”。



欢迎全美更多的有志青年加入YBB !

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YOUTH BUILDING BRIDGES
2018 US-China Leadership Education Initiative
Since 2009
Program and Application Information

Program Part 1:
Online Lesson Plan Development: Headquarters in Rockville, Maryland
Dates: March 3 – May 26

Program Part 2:
Global Leadership/Professional Time Management Training/Mental Discipline:  YBB Institute in Shanghai, China
Dates:     June 23 – July 1
                  
YBB – Shanghai Community Leaders Dialogue:  Chong'ming, China
New China City Development Experience:  Chong'ming, China
Culture of Shanghai:     Shanghai, China
YBB Eco Walk-a-thon: Chong'ming, China
Embrace the Spotlight: Chong'ming, China


Program Part 3:
Teacher/Mentor Education Service Project:     Gan’su Province, China
Rural English Teacher Training : Gan'su Province , China

Dates:     July 2 - 14

Program Part 4 (Optional):
Cultural Exploration:     Gan’su, China
Dates:     July 15 – 23
YBB 2018 details


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Under the Same Blue Sky - Youth Building Bridges Documentary 2016

Published on Sep 3, 2016


Youth Building Bridges (YBB) is an annual summer program created by C and T Youth Technology and sponsored by GuoHe Holdings for American and Canadian High School students. 

Youth Building Bridges empowers American and Chinese students to travel to rural, poverty stricken areas in China, teaching and sharing their knowledge within the primary and secondary education systems. Through a unique education and social experience, American students develop an international perspective and gain an exceptional understanding of the power of education within the global community. 

At the YBB Institute in Chongming, Shanghai, students are immersed in a leadership, education and personal character development program. Through these initiatives, youth develop skills in leadership, team building, and international community development. In a highly disciplined environment, students learn the importance of responsibility, problem solving, personal conduct, and strength of character. These skills are practically implemented during the service trip. High school students embark on a life-changing adventure, and return home with a new found maturity and personal skills to become powerful leaders of tomorrow. 



2015 YBB Documentary By David Chen

Published on Feb 10, 2016

Youth Building Bridges empowers American and Chinese students to travel to rural, poverty stricken areas in China, teaching and sharing their knowledge within the primary and secondary education systems. Through a unique education and social experience, American students develop an international perspective and gain an exceptional understanding of the power of education within the global community.

At the YBB Institute in Chongming, Shanghai, students are immersed in a leadership, education and personal character development program. Through these initiatives, youth develop skills in leadership, team building, and international community development. In a highly disciplined environment, students learn the importance of responsibility, problem-solving, personal conduct and strength of character. These skills are practically implemented during the service trip. High school students embark on a life-changing adventure, and return home with a new found maturity and personal skills to become powerful leaders of tomorrow.



2015 YBB Documentary by Guohe (国赫) Holdings

Published on Feb 12, 2016


Youth Building Bridges empowers American and Chinese students to travel to rural, poverty stricken areas in China, teaching and sharing their knowledge within the primary and secondary education systems. Through a unique education and social experience, American students develop an international perspective and gain an exceptional understanding of the power of education within the global community.

At the YBB Institute in Chongming, Shanghai, students are immersed in a leadership, education and personal character development program. Through these initiatives, youth develop skills in leadership, team building, and international community development. In a highly disciplined environment, students learn the importance of responsibility, problem-solving, personal conduct and strength of character. These skills are practically implemented during the service trip. High school students embark on a life-changing adventure, and return home with a new found maturity and personal skills to become powerful leaders of tomorrow.











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David Chen,
Feb 5, 2018, 5:59 PM
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