MOUNT VERNON — Host families are being sought by Forte International Exchange Association for 11 days in July.

Chinese middle school students will arrive in Mount Vernon on July 14 through July 25 and stay with the host families. During the day, the students will attend English and culture classes in the morning and summer camp activities in the afternoon.

Host families may include working parents, childless couples, single parents, empty nesters and adoptive parents. The host families provide moral support, comfort and basic needs to the students, who have their own spending money and medical coverage. A modest stipend for host families is available.

For more information, contact local representative Perry Brokaw at 419-5257359 or



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