Au pair flashmob unites au pairs from all over the world

On Saturday, June 16th, hundreds of au pairs from all over the world met up in 12 different U.S. cities to perform in a flashmob. The idea came from Annika Jung, a Cultural Care au pair from Germany living with a family on Long Island, NY, just weeks after she arrived in the U.S.

She was looking for an adventure and searched for “special adventures in the USA” online and came up with the idea for a flashmob. She says:

“I always wanted to be part of a flashmob, because it´s amazing what kind of impression the same dance done by a group of people can have. And how people come together, and have fun—no matter what dancing potential you have, you can be part of it.”

To give the event more meaning, Annika and the other au pairs decided to raise awareness for Kids First, seeing a parallel between helping the children they care for and the organization that helps children in need around the world.

Once Annika started using Facebook as a platform to recruit more willing participants, thousands of au pairs signed up to support the event. A small organization team got permission to use their desired music, choreographed the moves and even created t-shirts for au pairs to wear to the flashmob.

The result was a successful series of au pair flashmobs across the country including ones in Boston, Chicago, NYC and Washington D.C.