On July 4th, we hosted an American Culture Night for the teens at the Teen Center in honor of American Independence Day.
The event was a contest, with the teens breaking off into 4 groups of 5-7 teens. Then they each went to a station. There was a scavenger hunt, where Jocelyn cut out pictures from magazines that were related to celebrities, foods, media, and other things that had to do with the USA. The teens had to hunt down the pictures hidden in the bookshelves and then match them to their description (so if there was a picture of Ellen DeGeneres and it asked for the host of a talk show).
We also had a American food station, where the teens had to guess what the food was called by the description or glue. There was also a test taste component.
The trivia station involved the teens studying a map of all the states then having to fill in another one from memory.
The last station was a music station with popular American songs/artists (Britney Spears, Village People, YMCA, Let it Go…) and the teens were played the first 10-30 seconds of a song and they had to guess the artist and the title. Overall the night was successful; both the teens and the volunteers helping out with the event.