On September 22, 1961, President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps. The program was founded to encourage greater understanding between Americans and the rest of the world. The Peace Corps has three major goals: providing technical assistance, helping people outside the United States understand American culture, and helping Americans understand the cultures of other countries.

Each year, the Peace Corps sends thousands of volunteers to live and work in developing countries. Peace Corps Volunteers work in areas as diverse as education, agriculture, and health care.

Noun

the art and science of cultivating the land for growing crops (farming) or raising livestock (ranching).

culture
Noun

learned behavior of people, including their languages, belief systems, social structures, institutions, and material goods.

diverse
Adjective

varied or having many different types.

encourage
Verb

to inspire or support a person or idea.

establish
Verb

to form or officially organize.

Peace Corps
Noun

organization that sends volunters to underdeveloped countries to work with industrial, agricultural, educational, and health programs.

volunteer
Noun

person who performs work without being paid.