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Host Families Sought for Japanese Youth Exchange



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 7, 2011


The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service is seeking host families in the Anchorage, Kenai Peninsula and Mat-Su areas for the summer 2011 LABO Japan-Alaska 4-H Youth Exchange.

Each family must have a 10- to 16-year-old child who is willing to host a Japanese youth from July 21 to Aug. 19. The host brother or sister will be matched with a Japanese youth of the same gender and similar age and interests.

The deadline for applying is April 1. Applications are available through 4-H offices at Cooperative Extension Service district offices in Anchorage, Soldotna or Palmer. Applications and additional information are also available by e-mailing Tony Nakazawa at atnakazawa@alaska.edu or Marianne Kerr at mlkerr@alaska.edu, or by calling Nakazawa at 907-786-6300 or 907-460-0825. The exchange is part of the States’ 4-H International Exchange Program. For more information, visit www.states4Hexchange.org.

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