Host Families Sought for Japanese Youth Exchange
The Alaska 4-H youth program is seeking host families in the Anchorage, Kenai or Mat-Su areas for Japanese teens participating in a summer exchange. The Japanese youths are coming to Alaska July 21 to Aug. 19 through an exchange program that is affiliated with 4-H. Each host family must have a child between the ages of 10 to 16 who is willing to be the host brother or sister. The family will be matched with a Japanese youth of the same gender and similar age and interests as the hosting youth. It is not necessary to be a 4-H member to participate. All Alaska youths who host will automatically become 4-H members and will be eligible for 4-H activities. Youths in host families receive first priority and a discount for participation in the reciprocal exchange program to Japan, which has been ongoing for 40 years. For details about hosting, contact your local 4-H office or Tony Nakazawaat firstname.lastname@example.org or 907-460-0825 or Marianne Kerr at email@example.com. Exchange information is also available at www.uaf.edu/ces/4h/exchange.