Western New York Area Team

Welcome to Your WNY Area Team


Well, the 2016-17 students are home and we are full speed ahead with the 2017-18 hosting cycle. In short order we will be meeting the upcoming years students.

Volunteers, can check My AFS for students that are still seeking a home. Please chat it up as much as possible to get the word out. 

You may see some television ads for AFS Western New York on WIVB. They started showing late last week. Also we will have a segment on WGRZ's WNY Living show at 10:00am Saturday, 07/15/17. These are set up to try to gain more exposure and spread the work about our program. 

For anyone that is interseted in hosting OR studying abroad, they should contact our Team Development Specialist, Jenna Powell jpowell@afsusa.org or (585) 410-2017.

For families that will be hosting this upcoming year, we will be having a couple of Host Family Orintations with the first one Tuesday, July 25 at the Sweet home. Details have been e-mailed to families. We will have 2 sessions - 07/25/17 OR 08/24/17 - pick one.

The Arrival Orientation will be Friday, August 11, with families picking up their stiudents that afternoon between 3:00 and 5:00pm. Volunteers will go over final paperwork and answer any questions you and your family may have. It is great if the whole family can make it, but not mandatory.

Pick-up location is:
Cleveland Heights Christian Church
4774 Union Road
Cheektowaga, NY 14225


On a continuing reminder - families, students, and volunteers, please check your e-mails for AFS updates.

Make sure that e-mails from AFS or the local volunteers do not get lost in a "spam", "junk", or "clutter" folder (if your e-mail has a spam folder, check it occasionally).

As always, thank you for your support.

As always, if you have any suggestions or comments on the web site's content, let me know.

Best regards - Steve