Join Us for Korean Culture School
What’s the best way to learn about Korean culture, make friends, eat delicious Korean food, and have fun? Join us on Saturday mornings for the ASIA Families Korean Culture School!
Since 2010, ASIA Families has offered the only monthly Korean culture school on the East Coast that brings together children, teens, parents, adult adoptees, and members of the Korean American community in a welcoming and fun environment.
Who Attends Korean Culture School?
Children ages 3-12, including both Korean adoptees and non-Korean siblings
Teens ages 13-17
Parents (and sometimes grandparents) of Korean adoptees
Friends from the Korean-American community, including adult adoptees
Sessions for Children
Children learn about Korean language, story-telling, arts, crafts, music, dance and more. ASIA Families offers separate classes tailored to each age group, from preschool to preteen, led by Korean-American adult adoptees and teen mentors.
"My kids love seeing their friends, playing games, learning about Korea, and being with other families that look like our family. And the food, especially the food."
Sessions for Teens
In 2013, ASIA Families added separate sessions for teenagers. Our Teen Club provides a fun, interactive setting for teenagers to explore what it means to be Korean and adopted in America. The sessions are led by Korean American adult adoptees who have grown up in the U.S. and, in many cases, also lived in Korea.
"I like EVERYTHING about the Teen Club, but mostly, I like making new friends in a safe environment."
Sessions for Parents
While children and teens are attending their classes, ASIA Families offers sessions for adults that address their needs, interests, and concerns as adoptive parents. Recent sessions included an adult adoptee panel discussion on race and identity, intro to K-drama, modern Korean history, and Korean cooking.
"We enjoy the quality and variety of parent sessions (they're exceptional), but the best part is the sense of community, the support from other parents just like us."