Our youth exchange year is underway! Our first class of District 5495 Outbounds are making their way across the world to stay with their host families and attend school in their host country. We welcomed our new Inbound students to Phoenix and Las Vegas on July 29th. 
Just recently, we had our Rebound Retreat were we welcomed our 2016-2017 class of outbound exchange students representing districts 5490 and 5510 home. Students were able to discuss and share stories of their most memorable moments and opportunities for growth while on their exchange. If your club has sponsored an outbound exchange student this past year, please include them in your next social event! 
On August 12-13, we had our inbound orientation with our new class of inbound students, host families, counselors, and committee members. Students and host families were able to network and make new friends while learning the rules of the road. Our next event with the inbounds is the Sedona and Grand Canyon trip over Labor Day weekend.
If you know a high school student who is interested in studying abroad with Rotary Youth Exchange, please have them complete their application by October 31, 2017. As always, we are on the lookout for host families! Currently, we are looking for a second host family for a students at the following schools:  Arcadia, Saguaro, Odyssey Prep, Sedona Red Rock, and Washington High School. Please help us spread the word! You can contact Kaley Gilmore for more information on hosting @ 5495inbounds@gmail.com
Kaley Gilmore
Inbound Chair for Rotary District 5495
(480) 993-4628