Oct. 26, 2017 -- The AFS Project: Change is an annual changemaking contest for students in grades 8 – 12.
Students are invited to learn about key global issues and submit a volunteer project idea that could have a meaningful impact in an affected country.
Winners receive a full scholarship to bring their idea to life on a customized 10-15 day program abroad with AFS.
Proposals for projects in seven countries addressing five issue areas are accepted.
The countries are: Colombia, Egypt, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Kenya and New Zealand.
The issues are: Education, Sustainability, Hunger & Nutrition, Arts & Technology and Human Rights & Cultural Understanding.
More information is available at the Project: Change website.
AFS-USA (formerly the American Field Service) is a nonprofit organization that promotes intercultural learning. AFS works for a more just and peaceful world by providing international and intercultural learning experiences to individuals, families, schools, and communities through a global volunteer partnership.
The American Field Service was a volunteer ambulance driver corps in WWI and WWII. After the wars, the former ambulance drivers started AFS to prevent future conflicts and promote understanding among nations.
For more than 60 years, Heights High has hosted and sent AFS foreign exchange students.