Being a person who has had Exchange students stay at our house for extended time periods, I've seen how something like that can provide exciting opportunities for children and teens.
What about children in the US? Well instead of sending them abroad for schooling, how about sending children from tough New York neighborhoods to a NE state for just a few weeks in the summer?
We often forget what vacations can do. Many children don't have the luxury of getting away to enjoy themselves. The Fresh Air Fund allows inner-city children to go out and get a little fresh air.
Please visit their site and let friends know about it. You can learn about their different programs and the history of the Fresh Air Fund Organization.