Open Invitation to New Canaan Connecticut Residents to Host a Rotary Youth Exchange Student

 
Dear New Canaan Rotarians and Residents of New Canaan,
 
Rotary's Youth Exchange Program is one of the oldest and most successful Rotary programs. Every year, about 8,000 young people from around the world participate in the program.  It provides an opportunity for the students and their host families to understand other countries and cultures, bringing the world a little closer.
 
 
 
Thanks to the efforts of John Marlowe and Ann Cheney, the Rotary Club of New Canaan, has returned to the Youth Exchange Program. The club is sponsoring an outbound student, Caleigh Murray, a sophomore at New Canaan High School, who will leave for Madrid, Spain in August to begin her year abroad.
 
And we will be welcoming an inbound student, Rikke Sten Holst, a 15 year old girl from Denmark, to our community. We are looking for three warm and caring families to receive Rikke into their homes for about three and a half months each from mid-August 2015 to June 2016. It is an opportunity to have an experience of a lifetime. We have heard many times of the life long friendships that have developed between exchange students and their host families.
 
If you or any friend or family would like to be a host family, please contact Ann Cheney at ann@stewartsmarket.com. More information may be obtained at the Youth Exchange website: rotary.org/en/youth-exchange.
 
Your lives will be enriched as much as the student's.
 
Regards,
Ben