Host a Youth Exchange High School Student with Greenheart Exchange

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ORGANIZATION: Greenheart Exchange

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Are you open minded?
Are you caring?
Do you enjoy different cultures and experiences?
Are you someone that enjoys being a guide and role model?

If you answered YES to any of these, let's get you involved in exchange! Our volunteer host families are the guiding force behind making dreams come true. Host families choose a student (or two) from countries all over the world. The students arrive and become an integral part of your family. They are here to immerse themselves into your world and share their own. There is nothing more exciting than experiencing another culture while sitting at your own family dinner table.

Host families must be safe, understanding, caring and open minded to the different visions and experiences of the students. Students follow host family rules and expectations and come to their new family with a guiding local coordinator that is there for every step of the way.

There are NO perfect families. This experience is about change and growth, where nothing is better or worse, just different. Single parents, single persons, non traditional, empty nesters and traditional families are ALL warmly welcomed. Your local coordinator will guide you through the process every step of the way.

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About Greenheart Exchange

Location:

742 LaSalle Drive, c/o Tara Jasinski, Regional Director, Chicago, IL 60654, US

Mission Statement

Mission and Vision: Since 1985, Greenheart International has been a catalyst for global transformation through the facilitation of cultural exchange programs, eco-fair trade purchasing, personal development opportunities, volunteer service initiatives, and environmental advocacy projects. Our mission of connecting people and planet to create global leaders drives all that we do in each of our branches: Greenheart Travel, Greenheart Shop, Greenheart Transforms, and Greenheart Exchange. Greenheart International is endorsed by the City of Chicago for the promotion of international education, environmental awareness, and citizen diplomacy. With an ardent commitment to sustainable practices, a steadfast dedication to expanding worldviews, and an abiding passion for planetary change, we are guided by our vision of a united and flourishing global family. Branches Greenheart's four branches focus on cultural exchange, fair trade and social transformation.

Description

Greenheart Exchange is a division of the nonprofit, Greenheart International.

We are a designated sponsor of the U.S. Department of State for the following J-1 Exchange Visitor Programs:

  • Secondary School (High School Program)
  • Intern and Trainee
  • Summer Work Travel

Greenheart Exchange is a branch of Greenheart International, a nonprofit that connects people and planet to create global leaders through personal development, volunteer service, environmentalism, fair trade, and cultural exchange.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Community
Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Tie Siding, WY 82084

(41.08026,-105.50749)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Family Therapy
  • Child Development
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 25
  • Family time table.
  • Host families must have a bedroom with a bed for the student (they can share with close in age and same gender siblings), an extra plate on the table for meal times, families must have transportation and a local accredited high school.

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