2014: A Summer to Remember

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Around the World with CISV Jacksonville

Organization Completes Summer 2014 Programs; Plans for 2015

Jacksonville, FL (August 28, 2014)— As a new school year begins, nearly 50 children across the First Coast have a cultural experience to report, along with new friends from all over the world. These 11 to 18 year-olds (and their adult leaders) traveled to more than 10 countries (and five US states), representing Jacksonville and the US at a variety of CISV programs.

The programs included:

Village to Dallas (four 11 year-olds plus leader)

Village to Denmark (four 11 year-olds plus leader)

Interchange with Italy (eight 12-13 year-olds plus two leaders)

Youth Meeting to Switzerland (six 12-13 year-olds plus leader)

Step-Up to Brandywine Valley, PA (four 14-15 year-olds plus leader)

Step-Up to Costa Rica (four 14-15 year-olds plus leader)

Step-Up to Costa Rica Sweden (four 14-15 year-olds plus leader)

Junior Counselors to Villages in Detroit and Norway (two 16 year-olds)

• Chapter Shares to Miami County, Ohio & Mexico (two 16 year-olds)

• International People’s Project to Brazil (one 18 year old)

• Staffers to Youth Meeting in Tennessee) and Village in NE Ohio (three adults)

Junior Branch (JB) representatives in leadership roles around the world (several 18+ year olds)

For more details about each program visit: www.cisvjax.org/2014review.

In addition to travel programs in summer 2014, local initiatives included FACES of Jacksonville (a local version of an International Village program), which celebrated its 11th anniversary and a National Youth Committee meeting, which brought Junior Branch (JB) leaders from all over the US to Jacksonville.

Programs for summer 2015 will be announced at information sessions across the city starting in October. Session dates and locations can be found at: www.cisvjax.org/infosessions.

About CISV Jacksonville
CISV Jacksonville (founded 1976) helps participants develop skills to become informed, responsible and active global citizens. With seven international programs starting at age 11, and a variety of local programs, including FACES of Jacksonville (bringing together 11 year-olds from across diverse Jacksonville backgrounds) and Junior Branch. CISV Jacksonville is one of 21 CISV chapters in the US (the only one in Florida) and one of 70 chapters around the world. More info: www.cisvjax.org.

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