CISV offers opportunity to meet kids of the world

Children's International Summer Villages (CISV) hosted an information meeting on Thursday, Dec. 18, at the CH-UH Main Library in Cleveland Heights, providing an opportunity to meet local kids who were delegates in recent CISV trips to and exchange programs with Sweden, Brazil, and Mexico. CISV programs are geared toward students ages 11-18 and are supported substantially by a strong network of volunteers around the world. Applications are being accepted now for upcoming summer camp programs in the Netherlands and Sweden (11-year olds) and an exchange program with Austria (14-15 year-olds). The deadline is Jan. 5, 2009.

For more information about CISV programs and sponsorship opportunities, visit For information about the local chapter and its programs, contact Ketti Finneran at, 216-536-2375, or Heidi Saleh at, 330-533-3939.

CISV is a worldwide nonprofit with 22 chapters in the United States and 156 worldwide. Its programs are designed to offer young people opportunities to meet their peers from other countries and to form intercultural friendships. The Northeast Ohio chapter is one of five in Ohio and was founded in 1963. The first chapter was founded in Cincinnati, OH, in 1951, where CISV began.
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