VHP members have been making regular trips to Poughkeepsie Middle School to teach students about Haitian culture and Creole. Robyn Yzelman ’15, one of the VAST Haiti Project members, talks about their program and progress on the VAST blog and below.
Some VHP members in the Outreach Committee have been going to the middle school for the Vassar After School Tutoring (VAST) programme to conduct a VAST Haiti Project. Our goal is to explore Haitian culture with the scholars and involve the Poughkeepsie community in what we do. The scholars are very interested in all aspects of Haitian life, from Creole, art, songs, and even cooking. Look out for more posts on VAST outreach!