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Informational Meeting - Hosting International Exchange Students
CCI Greenheart is in need of volunteers that can open their heart and home to incoming international exchange students for the[masked] school year. I personally will be hosting my 6th exchange student and I can tell you what an amazing experience it can be. CCI Greenheart is a non-profit 501(c)(3) cultural exchange organization serving the global community since 1985. There is a great need for host families on the academic year program and for those interested but unable to commit to the longer term, there are also summer students that will begin arriving in May and volunteers are needed to host them also. Summer students stay anywhere from 2 - 8 weeks. For the AYP - Academic Year Program students can be chosen from 39 different countries. They come with their own health insurance and spending money. Students are 15-18 years old, attend the local public high school, and usually ride the bus to get there. Hosts are only asked to provide room & board, three meals per day, and to be welcomed into your family! Families come in all sizes and from a diverse mix of cultural and religious backgrounds. Singles, single parents, couples with and without children, and empty nesters all make great host families. When you can't visit the world, you can bring the world home. Most of the students have volunteer requirements and one of my favorite things about the program is teaching them how important volunteerism is to Americans and our communities. We will be putting together an informational meeting that will also include meeting for a cause. We're currently working out the details. At the meeting we'll have some of this year's exchange students talk about what its like to be part of the program and what you can do to help, but if you might be interested or if you have questions, please don't wait. Schools accept a limited number of students and applications are already being accepted. Please RSVP yes if you can help by spreading the word, by hosting, or if you would like more information. I made this personal video last year about our experiences and there are several others in the play list including this year if you want a visual of what hosting is about. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ki0ce9NcRg Thanks!

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