The third year of the Microgrant Initiative had the largest number of applications and micro grantees. USJETAA partnered with the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo to award micro grants (grants of small amounts of funding) to current American JET Program(me) teachers to support projects in their schools and communities. This year's projects fell into four categories cultural events, community resources, penpal ...READ MORE »
Category Archives: Programs for JETs
By Teresa Fong (ALT, Seritsu Gakuen, Tokyo) JETs are everywhere, and the event I went to in February really sealed the case. At the JET Alumni Association Reception, I met many distinguished JET alumni with glittering careers. One example is Jonathan Kushner, a McJET, for he is the current Vice President of Corporate Relations at McDonald's Holdings Company Japan! Thanks to his connections, ...READ MORE »
The Microgrant Initiative for American JETs, funded by the U.S. Embassy Tokyo, provides small grants to U.S. assistant language teachers working in Japan on the JET Programme to introduce American culture and English language to students in their classrooms and the local community. We are happy to announce that this year we have awarded a record number of microgrants to current ...READ MORE »
October 29, 2018 USJETAA partners with the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo to award microgrants (grants of small amounts of funding) to current JET Program(me) teachers from the Unite States to support projects they hold in their schools and communities. The grant program concluded at the end of July. JET alumni Shantel Dickerson (Oita, 2016-2018) wrote an article on the Microgrant Program for AJET ...READ MORE »
April 18th, 2018 USJETAA partners with the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo to award microgrants (grants of small amounts of funding) to current American JET Program(me) teachers to support projects in schools and communities. Take a look the projects that were approved for the 2017-2018 grant year. We look forward to sharing the results once all the projects are completed! Pre-Depature ...READ MORE »
If you attended the JET30 Reunion, USJETAA at the JET30 Planning Committee would greatly appreciate your feedback about your experience. This will help us plan future events and report to our generous funders. The survey should take less than 8 minutes to complete. Please find the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JET30Attendees Thank you!
Thank you to everyone who took the time to fill out our planning survey for an All-Alumni Reunion next year! We had 387 individual responses, which will help us tremendously as we move forward. We were particularly happy to see that over 95% of respondents expressed an interest in such an event. Over 89% would like to connect and network ...READ MORE »
USJETAA received five outstanding proposals for projects by JETAA chapters across the country, all of which received funding. The recipients are: JETAA Southern California: Kickoff Reception for the 30th Anniversary of JET at the JETAA USA National Conference JETAA Florida: JLPT Florida, Hajimemashite! JETAA Chicago: Career Development Workshop JETAA Pacific Northwest: Washi & Washoku JETAA DC: DC Children’s Japan Day Congratulations to our grantees, and ...READ MORE »
USJETAA is planning an "All-Alumni" Reunion in Washington, DC next summer to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the JET Programme and we need your input! Please take a few minutes to fill out the linked survey and help us out. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/usjetaa_reunion Thank you!