Edina Rotary Clubs are looking for Host Families for 2022-23 School Year
 
Become a Host Family TODAY!! Just a few months can turn into an experience that lasts a lifetime! Edina’s Rotary Clubs are looking for families that wish to expand their world and learn more about another culture while sharing their culture with a Rotary Exchange Student. The primary requirement is a willingness to open your heart and home to an exchange student and accept him or her as your own. Family makeup is less important than a desire to host. Families with or without kids, empty-nesters, single parents.... it’s all a part of the experience! YOU ARE WHAT WE NEED!!
Edina Rotary Morning and Noon clubs will be hosting 2 International Students next year, from Czech Republic and Austria. We are looking for 4-6 willing families to open their hearts and homes and share our wonderful community with these kids. Each family has the opportunity to spend 3 -4 months with one of the two students, increasing the students’ exposure to our rich and diverse culture via three different host families over the course of one school year. Rotary Exchange students have gone through a thorough assessment and orientation program to prepare them for their exchange year.
 
To learn more visit the North Star Youth Exchange Web site https://northstaryouthexchange.com/host-families for specific details on our program for inbound and outbound students or on becoming a host family. Call or email Heather Hansen if you are interested in becoming a host family. 612-366-0051 or heather@parkwood.net
 
Begin an adventure.... for an experience that lasts a lifetime!!! This program is a part of Rotary International, a worldwide service club that promotes peace, goodwill and understanding on local, national and international levels. Rotary members perform community services in their local communities (such as providing scholarships, maintaining parks or helping food shelves) and around the world (such as clean water initiatives, Polio Plus vaccinations and youth projects).