Sorry for the short notice: The Shorefront YM-YWHA of Brighton-Manhattan Beach (“Shorefront Y”) is holding a Language and Cultural Exchange this morning, April 16, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The organization will be pairing native Russian speaking community members — many of whom are students of the Shorefront Y’s English as a Second Language Program — with the US Military Academy West Point cadets who are studying Russian as part of their academic curriculum.

There is a need for Russian-speaking volunteers, so if that is something you can do, get yourselves to the Shorefront Y. This volunteer opportunity offers our community’s Russian speaking public a unique opportunity to use their native language skills and culture of origin to help more than 200 cadets practice their Russian verbal skills and comprehension in a way that does not happen on campus.

According to the Shorefront Y, “The exchange has been a colorful event that leaves our community members feeling ‘proud to be American’ and gives cadets a taste of the Russian people and culture they will meet abroad.”

You can learn more about the cross-cultural exchange in this video.

The Shorefront YM-YWHA is located at 3300 Coney Island Avenue, right off the boardwalk. To learn more, call the Shorefront Y at (718) 646-1444 or email mail@shorefronty.org.

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  • chris B

    You mean they want to learn how to speak English? Funny, they have overrun our neighborhood for almost 20 years now and all I hear when I walk down the Bay is Russian.