A Very German Valentine’s Day Social

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On February 11, The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club members prepared to celebrate this Valentine’s Day in a very unique way. Volunteers from Atlanta Technical College helped expose the children to ways in which Germans celebrate this global tradition.
A total of 26 volunteers hosted a “Valentine Social” for The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Greater Atlanta-Fuqua Unit. Over 120 members, ages 6-12, showed up to experience a Valentine’s Day in a way they probably never imagined.

The volunteers separated the students into four groups; education, art, drama, and music. The education group learned a few translations in German like how to say; hello “hallo”, I love you “lch liebe dich” and how are you “wie geht es lhnen”. The art group practiced German style face paintings. The drama group acted out skits in the German language while the music group learned the German shuffle.

Andre London, Executive Director of The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club-Fuqua Unit, explains, “I am grateful that our members had the opportunity to experience a holiday different than what they are accustomed to. It was a great way to demonstrate some diversity to our youth.”

Thank you Atlanta Technical College for helping expose disadvantaged youth to an entirely different way to celebrate a universal tradition.  

Find out more about The Salvation Army Metro Atlanta Area Command at www.salvationarmyatlanta.org.

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