Au Pair in America Celebrates International Day of Peace

Top Quote The Global Awareness program of Au Pair in America sponsored a peace contest that posed the question "What does peace mean to you?" to all of their au pairs. They were asked to respond through painting, taking a photo, writing a poem or singing a song. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) October 26, 2011 - On September 21, the International Day of Peace was celebrated by countries around the world. To recognize this day and to honor 9/11, Global Awareness, a program of Au Pair in America (, sponsored a peace contest amongst their au pairs.

    Au pairs answered the question, 'What does peace mean to you?' They were asked to paint a picture, take a photo, write a poem, or sing a song as their answer. Entries were received from young women participating in the au pair program and were judged for creativity and message.

    Prizes were awarded for the painting and poetry categories. First place for painting went to French au pair Maxellende Chirol's beautiful painting of a dove. Maxellende lives with a host family in Greenwich, CT.

    First prize in poetry went to French au pair Sofia Toubani's poem entitled, "For Thousand Years."
    To view all of the entries, visit

    All submissions demonstrated a commitment to creating a world where we learn to appreciate differences rather than fear them.

    Founded in 1986, the U.S. Department of State's au pair program allows 18 to 26-year-old international visitors who travel to the U.S. on a J-1 Visitor Exchange Visa to acquire a better understanding and appreciation of American life while living with an American family and caring for their young children.

    To learn more about Global Awareness, visit To learn more about Au Pair in America, visit

    The nation's first and largest au pair program, Au Pair in America combines live-in child care and cultural exchange for a mutually rewarding and enriching experience for the entire family. Since 1986, they have placed more than 85,000 au pairs in 43 states. Headquartered in Stamford, CT, Au Pair in America maintains offices in 5 countries and has a network of more than 600 employees worldwide.

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