The Cultural Education Program is Manos' core program, where volunteers bring enriching youth development activities to our community centers and sites themed on four countries each program year. The Program incorporates fun educational activities that build life skills, while teaching global and cultural awareness. Over the years, we have studied more than 20 countries with the children we serve. Each country is hosted over a four week session where our Community Centers transform into the country being studied. Children enter the Centers with their Manos "Passports" and get an international traveling experience, brought directly to them at their community centers. Volunteers share the sights and sounds of four different countries through planned activities over four week for each country:
- General education about each country (such as geography, population, language, history).
- Arts & crafts themed on each country
- Indoor and outdoor games, including sports from the four countries
- And, finally, each four-week session ends with a Cultural Party, where the community centers are further transformed for a grand finale event.