NATIONWIDE — The U.S. Postal Service is introducing a new project that connects students across the country to each other.
U.S. Postal Service Communications Specialist Steve Doherty said the goal of their Pen Pal Project is to get third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students to learn about proper letter writing.
According to Doherty, the Postal Service is sending packets out to teachers who express interest so they can have their classes write letters to another class somewhere else.
He said the students will be paired with others who are not living in similar circumstances.
“For instance, a group from New York City, a classroom likely wouldn’t be paired up with a classroom from LA. They might be paired up with a class from a rural community, so the kids get a different perspective on how kids their age live in another lifestyle in another part of the country,” Doherty said.
Doherty said they are partnering with WeAreTeachers.com, and those who are interested can sign up there to receive packets with envelopes, stationery and other materials needed to implement the program.