Monday, April 23, 2018

Five More Host Families Needed ASAP- Please Share

We are starting to get to the end of the application phase and we still have several delegates that need placed. Please spread the word to anyone and everyone. Now is crunch time for placing delegates and we do not have enough host families. Why not cook up some love in your kitchen this summer by opening your home and your heart to a delegate?

We still have 3 boys and 2 girls who need homes. We are running out of time!

Host Family Requirements: Family must have a child of the same gender and within 3 years of the same age as the hosted youth. Family must be able to provide a bed and 3 meals a day for the delegate. You don't need to be involved with 4-H to host! No special activities need to be planned, these youth just want to experience American culture, make new friends, and improve their English.

Who are the Japanese Youth? Scroll below for the list of youth needing host families. Delegates are ages 13-15. 

How to Apply: Visit and create a host family application.

Contact: If interested, please act quickly! We need to make host family assignments as soon as possible. Please email for more info or call 804-317-9806. 


List of Japanese BOYS

B2: A 13 y/o boy whose hobbies are to swim and play video games. Loves to play Taiko drums and likes Shaolin Kung-Fu. He is interested in learning more about American school if possible. Favorite subject: Science. Swimming level: Intermediate

B6: A 13 y/o boy who likes pocket monsters (aka Pokemon), video games and watching tv. Also likes museums, singing, camping, playing basketball and volleyball. He has been practicing kendo (Japanese fencing) for seven years. He enjoys cooking and looks forward to cooking a meal for host family. Swimming level: Beginner.

B9: A 14 y/o boy who loves to Likes reading fantasy books such as Harry Potter and the Emerald Atlas and reading manga (Dragonball and Naruto). Also likes computers, movies, video games and role playing games. He likes camping, playing badminton and dogs. He is considerate of others, outgoing, and loyal. Swimming level: Beginner.

List of Japanese GIRLS

G11: A 14 y/o girl who likes playing soccer very much. Also likes running, volleyball, and ping-pong. Enjoys cooking, singing, and arts and crafts. Likes computers, movies, shopping, playing piano and reading. Member of the soccer club and likes to watch sports. Favorite subject is physical education. Intermediate swimmer.

G13: A 14 y/o girl who likes photography, painting, and shopping. Likes video games, movies, and reading. Plays softball and is a part of the softball club. Likes to sing and likes Disney movies. Likes detective stories and is interested in space in the universe. Favorite subject is P.E. Intermediate swimmer.

Learn about other cultures with leaving home through Virginia 4-H International!

~Eliza Seibert
Virginia Coordinator
States' 4-H International Exchange
Japanese Summer Inbound Program