Did you know that the YIS community has funded and constructed 10 elementary and junior high schools in the rural province of Pursat, Cambodia? Did you know that 18 of our students will build the 11th school there, in the rural village of Angkrong, in February 2018?
We are mindful of the needs and rights of others.
We are honest in our dealings.
We are peaceful in our intentions.
We are responsible in our actions.
We are supportive of each other.
Live Learn Lead. Three simple and dynamic words that capture the essence of who we are as a school community and what we are striving for, and which serve as an ongoing catalyst for growth and for telling our stories - students’ stories, faculty and staff’s stories and families’ stories. The simplicity of our mission enables a common understanding of our shared purpose but at the same time allows interpretations as diverse as the individuals who comprise our international community. Check out the stories below for a glimpse of Live Learn Lead in action, and visit us to find out more.
The Kanagawa Special Olympics Unified Basketball team spent three days in November and December practicing with YIS students, staff and parents, continuing a long-standing tradition of community engagement, and providing friendly competition for the whole family.
Sato comments, "I thought of poverty as something very distant and far away from me as I only had some vague ideas. But as I started to do my internship, I was able to get a better idea of it and how even a water well or a school can help families to break the poverty cycle."
Saneyuki explains, "I had never heard about refugees before. I was surprised this was happening to people, so I decided to collect clothes because I thought I could help at least a little."
In this short video, Head of School Craig Coutts recalls hearing how a student linked those three simple words