Bemidji Youth Learn Swedish Heritage
The American Swedish Institute’s Bemidji branch raised over $3,000 dollars last year to send kids to camp.
A Concordia Language Villages program teaches youth all about their Swedish heritage through songs, crafts and games. They also learn quite a bit about the language, picking up words in a total immersion experience.
The ASI provides scholarships for people who want to attend. They’re given out after the youth write essays explaining why they want to go. The students talked at an organization meeting Monday and talked about what the experience meant to them.
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