Granada Hills Charter High School and the AIFL Youth Ambassador Program visit Los Angeles City Hall
Posted by Councilmember Englander on October 30, 2015 at 12:00 PM
This week, I was proud to have students from Granada Hills Charter High School, including my daughter Lauren, who are participating in the Youth Ambassador Student Exchange Program visit Los Angeles City Hall.
The Youth Ambassador Student Exchange Program, sponsored by the America-Israel Friendship League is the world’s most innovative global education program. Begun in 1977, when 30 students from New York City high schools traveled to Israel for a month long stay arranged by the League. To date, over 4,500 American and Israeli high school students from over 60 cities have participated in the program.
The Youth Ambassador Student Exchange is a 4-week educational program where students can travel to New York City, Washington D.C., and Israel to appreciate, understand, and accept different cultures. Our Granada Hills Charter High School Youth Ambassadors come from all walks of life and represent diverse cultural backgrounds. Each Youth Ambassador’s family will host an Israeli exchange student and will stay with the Israeli student’s family in Israel.
They will experience everyday life, enjoy home hospitality, and meet and participate in the local community. Through this program, the Youth Ambassadors’ experiences become the basis for an appreciation of the differences in people and their ways of life.
-Mitchell Englander, Councilmember Twelfth District