March 16, 2006 Contact: Carol Dinius
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 218-733-2876
THE INCREDIBLE EXCHANGE OFFERS KIDS AN INCREDIBLE DEAL!
Applications for The Incredible Exchange will be accepted now through April 15 for summer 2006 participation. The Incredible Exchange is a positive youth development program authorized by the St. Louis County Board of Commissioners. It is designed for youth ages 12-15 to volunteer in their community in exchange for an activity of their choice, such as a ski or golf pass, dance, music or horseback riding lessons. Participants volunteer at "exchange sites" such as community centers, nursing homes and hospitals. Upon completion of the program (25-50 volunteer hours), the participant receives an Exchange Credit Certificate, redeemable for their chosen activity, as well as the skills learned through their volunteer experience.
YOUTH REQUIREMENTS: Ages 12 - 15, Must apply for program, Must live in Southern St. Louis County
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 15, 2006.
Note: Due to the limited number of volunteer positions available, a selection process will be necessary. Applications will be numbered and dated upon receipt. Apply early!
SESSION RUNS: for 8 - 12 weeks, from June through the end of August.
WEB SITE: For More Information, visit THE INCREDIBLE EXCHANGE web site: www.theincredibleexchange.org
Applications have been mailed to all area schools. You can also obtain an application by calling The Incredible Exchange at 733-2876, or print an application from the web site.
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