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The Peace Corps

Find out about the Peace Corps and other international volunteer organizations that are trying to end hunger and poverty in the world. Listen to the speech President Kennedy made when the Peace Corps was established and read stories from former Peace Corps volunteers. Find out what you can do to help end world hunger and poverty. Includes a link to an eTheme on Character Education.


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Learn more about the Peace Corps established by President John F. Kennedy.
Learn what peace corps volunteers do and where they go to volunteer. Find out about their work in agriculture, education, health, and community development.
Explore the links to find out what requirements there are for volunteers in the Peace Corps.
Listen to the speech President Kennedy made after establishing the Peace Corps.
While Oxfam does not send volunteers to different countries, they do try to help in many of the same ways as the Peace Corps. Explore the links to find out about this organization which is working in 70 different countries to try and end poverty.
Watch this video to find out how children in this organization help other children around the world.
Find out how this organization tries to help countries that have been plagued with poverty, hunger, or natural disasters.
Find out about the trip these CARE volunteers took to Mali. There are journal entries, a photo album, and information about Mali.
These sites deal with character development in children. Read about character education in stories and do some class activities to teach children about making good choices. There is a printable pledge for students to sign. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on peer pressure.

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