The idea of the DAUK Family and Youth Projects Initiative was sparked following a DAUK Black Caucus meeting during Black History Month, discussing and exploring the importance of teaching History and Civics to our young people.
The initiative is being piloted by Maya Buchanan and Maile O’Hara. Maya who has teenagers and Maile who has younger children were motivated to start the initiative due to a shared vision of how DAUK could create a space for building community for our families and youth (of all ages) to explore shared values and work for positive change for the future.
This initiative is a new endeavour which is currently being developed on a project by project basis. We warmly welcome volunteers and leaders to take part at all levels. If this sounds of interest to you, please let us know.
We hope that you, your families and children will join us!
The Young Families and Children’s Project
With Dr. Maile O’Hara
The Young Families and Children’s Project would be an expansion and extension to the excellent family focussed activities held previously at DAUK events and showcased at the 2020 DAUK Independence Day picnic. The project is aimed at providing a welcome within DAUK for families and young children to help build community and offer opportunities for the youngest among us to engage with important issues in a fun and age appropriate way.
Maile is a child psychologist and former teacher. Originally from New York, she lives in London and is the mother of two young children. She is a DAUK Black Caucus member.
To find out more and get involved please contact: [email protected] (putting ‘Young Families Project in the subject’)
The Future Voters Project
With Maya Buchanan
The Future Voters Project is a collaborative project which hopes to draw on the input, talent and experience of our wider DAUK and DA networks. It is aimed at supporting and empowering young Americans Abroad Gen Zers (ages 14-17 yrs) to get involved with the social and political issues they care about most, providing a space where they can engage with like-minded peers, foster a sense a belonging for teen citizens living abroad, and help to create a more informed and engaged future electorate.
Maya has a background in publishing, team leadership and project management. She is a graphic designer and works for a geopolitical think tank. Originally from NM and the CA Bay Area, she lives in Oxford and is the parent to two teenage sons. Maya chairs DA Voter Protection, and the DAUK Policy Networks Voting Rights and Democracy group, she is a DPCA Voting Representative and member of the DAUK and DA Black Caucuses.
To find out more and get involved please contact: [email protected] (putting ‘Future Voters Project in the subject’).