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2017 Smoky Mountain Step Up Program

  • 08 Jul 2017
  • 30 Jul 2017

Smoky Mountain Chapter of CISV

is excited to announce 

that we will be hosting

Step Up 

CISV Step Ups, first launched in 1985, inspire youth to imagine a more just and peaceful world. Youth come together from many different countries to build friendships through a variety of fun educational and cultural activities. A Step Up is a safe setting in which youth learn about each other’s lives and how to communicate, cooperate, and live together. The emphasis of the program is on youth leadership through adult facilitation.

WHAT A program for 14-year olds.  We will welcome delegations of four -- 2 girls and 2 guys along with their leader. The delegations are from 9 different countries. This year's theme is "Investigating Human Rights".

WHEN   This Summer - July 8 through July 30

HOW LONG   23 Days

HOW MANY 36 Participants - 9 Leaders - 5 Staff


We have plenty of ways you can help out listed here. Please take a look at the lists of remaining jobs. Thank you to those who have already signed up and volunteered in a wide variety of jobs. 

Sign up when and where you can.  Our chapter is responsible for all aspects of the hosting process.  Every chapter in CISV takes turns hosting programs. Without everyone's help, there would be no programs for the youth to attend.  It takes all of us to keep CISV moving forward.


Step Up encourages young people to take an active role in planning and organizing activities. The participants and their adult leaders use CISV's educational content to guide the theme of the camp around which they plan activities, such as identity, democracy, or environmental protection. 

Young people learn when given the chance to lead. Step Up camps encourages youth to take responsibility for planning and organizing educational activities, helping them to develop their problem-solving and leadership skills and confidence. Step Up encourages participants to see how they can use what they have learned to make an impact once they return home. Just as importantly, they make friends and gain a wider appreciation of life in different countries.


July 22nd is Open Day

You are invited to attend and meet our participants.  Find out what Step Up is all about. Details will be distributed soon.  

If you are not on our email list, please let us know by sending your contact information to programs@smokymtncisv.org.

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Copyright 2017

CISV Smoky Mountain Chapter 

PO Box 11265 - Knoxville, TN 37939 

CISV is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, independent, non-political, volunteer organization.  We are a global community of dedicated volunteers, creating opportunities for all ages to experience the excitement and enrichment of cultural diversity through our educational programs.  We are founded on our belief that peace is possible through friendship – and that the real difference can be made by starting with children.

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