DGN Mike Groom recently attended the annual SCRYE Winter Conference in Tulsa, OK and discovered some new things in Youth Exchange. On one front, SCRYE, once again, has partnered with World Experience Scholarships (WES) to provide scholarships to outbound youth exchange students from SCRYE member districts who need financial assistance in order to participate in Youth Exchange. Scholarship amounts will be determined on an individual basis by the WES Scholarship Selection Committee and will range from $500-$2,000. Applications are being received now with a deadline of April 15, 2020.
And on the other front, RI has a new program, New Generations Service Exchange. It is a short-term, customizable program for university students and professionals up to age 30. Todd Jenkins, one of the presenters at this year’s SCRYE, participated in this and spent three months in Brazil.