EDUCATIONAL ENRICHMENT FOR ROMANIAN CHILDREN (EERC)
EERC brings the world closer to you! Our program is based on the conviction that early adolescence is a critical time for shaping children's views of the world and of their own potential. Our work is entirely volunteer based.
We select promising middle school Romanian students to attend summer enrichment camps in Boston area while hosted by local families. Among the values we promote are community service, civic engagement, environmental stewardship and tolerance of diversity -- values essential to full engagement in a world without borders.
At the same time, our young friends bring the world closer to home for the Americans they meet. At home or at camp, the intimacy of daily interactions with someone from a different country leads both sides not only to learn about each other, but also to see their own culture through different eyes. Invariably, it is the similarities that leave the most enduring imprint. The experience is a win-win-win situation: for the students and for the Americans whose lives they touch while in Boston.
With your help we succeeded to complete our third year. A total of 16 middle school children from all parts of Romania spent a summer in Boston since 2009. They learned about diversity, tolerance, democracy and what makes this country great. Help us help the young generation broaden their horizons and build long lasting friendships across the ocean!