The Greater Boynton Beach Sister Cities Committee, Inc. (GBBSCC) became an affiliate of Sister Cities, International (SCI) in 2001. We incorporated in 2003.
SCI was established in 1956 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower at his White House conference on citizen diplomacy. SCI is headquartered in Washington, D.C. President Eisenhower reasoned that people from different cultures could understand, appreciate, and celebrate their differences while building partnerships that would lessen the chance of new conflicts.
SCI creates relationships based on cultural, educational, information and trade exchanges, creating lifelong friendships that provide prosperity and peace through person-to-person "citizen diplomacy." It allows flexibility in forming connections between communities that builds trust, access, and expertise that helps local businesses find new opportunities and resources.
A sister city relationship is a broad-based, official approved, long-term partnership between two municipalities in two countries. The relationship is officially recognized after the highest elected or appointed official from both communities sign off on an agreement.
Over 2,000 communities in over 140 countries are connected through Sister Cities International.
We offer the following activities if you want to get involved:
*Attend activities and fundraisers
*Join international delegations to our sister cities
*Interact with international visitors and citizen diplomats
Activities and programs include:
*Young Artists & Authors Showcase
*Educational Exchange programs for high school students
*Delegation visits to and from Sister Cities