April becomes the deadline for deciding to host an exchange student for the coming school year. Most school districts require the process to be completed by June 1st of the new school year. There are many things to be done with paperwork, home evaluation, background checks and approval by the high school.
Duane Slocum, long time resident of Colo. Springs, is the International Coordinator within the Pikes Peak region. He is looking for one more special family to host a student for the coming school year. Slocum's four current host families for next year consists of two girls from Norway, a boy from Denmark and a girl from Russia.
"Having five host families is an ideal group, which is what I have this year. I'm trying to find a special family for a girl, whose mother died when she was 11. She loves all kinds of animals, wants to be a Vet., competes in swimming and loves reading. She would fit best in a warm loving home with a wonderful host Mom," commented Slocum.
Students arrive in early August and come with health insurance, excellent English skills and have spending money for their personal needs. Families can be single parents, empty nestors or a family with children in the home. Potential host families will be given access to the data base listing over 100 student from countries around the world.
Any possible Host Family should contact Slocum at: firstname.lastname@example.org or at 599-8955 or 440-7402 dor more information.