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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Marianne Kerr at email@example.com, 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.