US Russia Education & Youth

US-Russia Education & Youth
Opening Doors to Collaboration


  • Encouraging cross-cultural understanding among US and Russian youth; preparing young people of both countries to work collaboratively to solve or prevent global problems via student-centered methods such as education exchanges, seminars, and conferences;
  • Fostering a collaborative process among youth and education practitioners and sharing best practices among Russian/US education and youth-focused organizations by creating new partnerships and identifying innovative technology tools;
  • Creating opportunities and incentives for youth to be invested in the economic future of their local communities.
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    Resource Guide:

    School and the Community: Collaboration in the Context of New Educational Standards (Experiences of Russia and the United States)

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    Developed by Russian and US education experts, this publication reveals successful models for collaboration among schools, nonprofit organizations, and businesses in the context of the new educational standards in Russia and the United States. It is addressed to school administrators, education thought leaders, community organizations, and community-oriented businesses interested in partnering with NGOs (non-governmental organizations) and schools.

    Resource Guide:

    CyberFair Implementation Guide: Opening Doors to Collaboration

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    This step-by-step implementation guide is free for download to all youth educators. The publication is addressed to education thought leaders, school administrators,  community organizations, and businesses with an interest in implementing CyberFair projects that engage youth in authentic learning within the community.

      Opening Doors to Collaboration

    Promoting collaborative project-based activities about youth volunteerism, service-learning, and successful models of collaboration between schools and NGOs that support new education standards in the US and Russia..
     English Version        Russian Version

      CyberFair: Connecting Through Youth Volunteerism

    Challenging youth to use digital media (web/video) to share their personal stories about best practices in "youth volunteerism." Youth publish a story online about an organization or special cause for which  they volunteer their time (e.g. museums, parks, beach clean-up, hospitals, senior facilities, disaster relief, Humane Society).

    Learn More:

    [April 2015] Common Ground and Collaboration

    [February 2015] Russian Teachers Visit San Diego Schools

    [November 2014] Social Expertise Exchange Fall 2014 Newsletter

    [October 2014] Project Learning Network October 2014 Newsletter

    [July 2014] Opening Doors Crowd Sourced Videos

    [April 2013] CyberFair: Connecting Youth Through Volunteerism

    [December 2012] Partnership to encourage U.S.-Russian Student Interaction

    [March 2012] Educators Plan Cultural Exchange Between American and Russian youth