Denver, CO, March 05, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- In these times, it is critical to build bridges of understanding between cultures. Hosting an exchange student is a two-way track enriching both the family and the student.
The Denver area communities have been designated as an ideal environment for the PAX program to bring in high school students from around the world. The Denver area has much to be proud of and much to offer an exchange student. It is the hope of PAX that local families in Denver area will come forward to host some remarkable teens for the 2010-11 school-year as part of an exchange experience.
PAX, a non-profit organization based in New York, brings high school students from over 40 different countries to America for an exchange year. The students are chosen to participate in the program based on their academic ability, maturity level, personality, and English skills. They also come with monthly spending money, health insurance and an active coordinator who works closely with them. The teens are eager to know the real America, not the America they see on TV or the America reported in newspapers.
Over the next few months, PAX in Denver will be looking for families who are interested in hosting these great students. This is an incredible opportunity to ‘bring the world in’ and be part of a culture that no trip could ever provide. In addition, it’s a way for a family to put into practice the values of openly accepting others and extending a helping hand. Host families will play an important role in exposing the students to firsthand knowledge of concepts, such as volunteerism and community action. The young person is sure to take home what they like about our society, and as a result, the exchange may have a far-reaching impact. The hosting experience enriches both the family and the student and creates friends for life.
Please know that host families come in many sizes and shapes, with and without children. A successful host family is one that is warm, welcoming, willing to share their life and has an interest in learning about other countries and cultures. Everyday activities will take on a new meaning when you share them with a student who is eager to discover the American way of life. At the same time, families will learn and grow due to the experience.
If you live in or around Denver, Colorado and are interested in learning more about this program you can contact the Denver area community coordinator, Lisa Conner, at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about this terrific opportunity.