Open your Heart and Home!

Host a high school exchange student from Central Asia and share you daily family life with a young person while they attend your neighborhood high school and share their country and culture with you.

PAX (Program of Academic Exchange) and FLEX (Future Leaders Exchange) partner to sponsor about 1000 teenagers each year to live with American families and attend neighborhood schools. They work to connect these high school students with their American communities, preparing them for future global collaborates in the realm of human rights, community development, workforce development, climate change, and world health.  Many of these students have gone on to become outstanding leaders in their home countries

A host family can come in all shapes and sizes- a couple with children of any age,  a single parent with children, a couple without children. The host family provides a bed, three meals a day, a place to study, transportation to school and a loving, supportive environment for the youth to grow.  The student brings their own spending money,  health insurance,  English skills and a willingness to share and learn and to become part of a new family.

For  a peek at some of the students who are available, click here!

If you live in the greater Portland Metro area and are interested in hosting a student or want more information, please contact Ann L. Schneider, PAX Community Coordinator, at 503-890-6644 or email: annleeschneider.pax@gmail.com




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