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Lesson Plans

The Potato Activity

Goal: To help youth eliminate stereotypes and to recognize the uniqueness of each individual Time: 20-30 minutes Materials: A brown…

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Lesson Plans

I have a dream

Overview: Dr. Martin Luther King is known to many as one of the most influential leaders of the Civil Rights…

Understanding-Your-Identity
Lesson Plans

Connect the Dots

Goal: Participants will experience the fact that we often subconsciously limit our perspectives and alternatives. Time: 15–30 minutes, depending on…

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Leadership

Sarah Yancey

Chairperson, Sustainable Youth Ministry Team, Ladue Chapel Presbyterian Church Volunteer Sarah Yancey is a retired educator who taught middle and…

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Leadership

Wim Wiewel

President, Lewis & Clark College Returnee – Netherlands to the U.S., 1968-69; Volunteer Wim Wiewel, who came from the Netherlands…

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Leadership

Jim Walker

Returnee – U.S. to Indonesia, 1987-88 Host Parent Jim Walker is an AFS Returnee from the year program to Indonesia,…

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Leadership

Susan Moon

Healthcare Executive in Data Analytics Returnee – U.S. to Finland, 1979-80; Host Parent Susan Moon is an AFS Returnee from…

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Leadership

Krishen Mehta

Senior Adviser, Tax Justice Network and Former Partner, PwC AFS Sending Parent and Returnee Krishen Mehta is a writer, teacher,…

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Leadership

Debra Maly

Speech Pathologist Chair of the National Council; Host Parent Debra Maly, known as Deb, is the Chair of AFS-USA’s volunteer…

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Leadership

Emre Evren

Senior Consultant, The Hartford Financial Services Returnee – Turkey to the U.S., 1984-85 Emre Evren joined the AFS-USA National Council…

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Leadership

Marlene Baker

Chief Development, Communications, and Alumni Relations Officer Marlene Baker spent the first 25 years of her career in senior management…

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Leadership

H. Jed Hepworth

Chair Returnee – U.S. to Chile, 1968-69; Host Parent Jed Hepworth is a Returnee from the AFS year program to…

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Fundraising Ideas

Yard Work

If you like fresh-cut grass and a little dirt under your nails… After getting permission from your parents, go door-to-door…

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Fundraising Ideas

Etsy Shop

If you have an entrepreneurial spirit… Etsy.com is similar to eBay, but for individual people selling their own art, crafts,…