Thanks to the Speedwell Foundation Matching Gift Campaign for Scholarships, every gift donated before September 15th, 2023 will be automatically doubled! This means that your gift will go further in helping many more young people have the opportunity to experience living abroad through AFS-USA.
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The World Needs More Global Citizens
Through supporting AFS programs, you foster transformative experiences that last a lifetime. Today’s exchange students are tomorrow’s changemakers: diplomats; thought leaders; influencers in the international business and nonprofit communities. Every new AFS Student is another global citizen in progress—an individual primed to help build a more just and peaceful world.
And the impact doesn’t stop with the students. Host families’ lives are transformed by students from across the globe and host communities gain greater cultural diversity. That’s The AFS Effect.
The Peter J. Westort Volunteer Leadership Award
The AFS-USA family lost a dear friend and advocate with the passing of AFS-USA Board Member and longtime volunteer leader Peter J. Westort. To honor his legacy of volunteer service, Peter’s wife, Mary Ann Offer, established the Peter J. Westort Volunteer Leadership Award to help AFS-USA chaperones add to their AFS international experiences.
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The Jerry Gulley Memorial Fund
AFS-USA mourns the passing of longtime volunteer and host parent Jerry Gulley. A memorial fund has been set up to honor his dedication to AFS and to creating a better world; funds raised will be used to support activities for local AFS participants.
“Looking through the eyes of another culture has broadened my view of the world…This experience has truly changed me.”
-Ayimoni Muhammad, U.S. to Egypt 2017
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The Mike Fetters Tribute Fund
With love and appreciation for Mike’s commitment to global family health and his enduring friendship, we are raising funds to create the Michael D. Fetters Scholarship, which will support AFS high school exchanges between the United States and Japan.