The most powerful force in the promotion of international understanding and peace is exposure to different cultures. The world becomes a smaller, friendlier place when we learn that all people — regardless of nationality — desire the same basic things: a safe, comfortable environment that allows for a rich and satisfying life for our children and ourselves. Youth Exchange provides thousands of young people with the opportunity to meet people from other lands and to experience their cultures. This plants the seeds for a lifetime of international understanding.
Our Club participates in this important international program by both sponsoring an “outbound” student and an “inbound” student. Also, during the summer Club members have hosted middle school students from the city of Iyo, Japan. This week long cultural exchange program has a huge impact on these kids.