Posted: Nov 3, 2012 at 12:49 PM [Nov 3, 2012]
If you're between 11 and 18 and are interested in becoming an active global citizen, the Detroit chapter of CISV would like to meet you.
CISV is an international nonprofit that has been offering a range of local activites, international camps, family-hosted exchanges and community-based projects for more than half a century. Each year, the Detroit chapter of CISV sends more than 50 young people around the word to develop global friendships.
This year, the chapter is looking for young people from Southeast Michigan to travel to Denmark, Korea, Switzerland, India, Brazil, Normay, France, Australia, Mexico and Germany. The youth typically travel in delegations of four to ten with an adult leader.
As a nonprofit, CISV offers some of the most affordable international youth travel experiences available.
Paul Diehl, a University of Detroit Preparatory Jesuit School teacher, was introduced to CISV three decades ago, as a young adult. Today, he is recruitment chair for the Detroit chapter. "CISV has been a transformational experience for me and my daughter," he said. "I still have friendships with people from around the world that I met 30 years ago."
For more information, visit detroit.cisv.org. An informational session will be held on Thursday Nov. 29 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Bloomfield Township Library.