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TechGirls 2013: A Network of Young Innovators

Photo of TechGirls Participant and Mentor

TechGirls is an international exchange program designed to empower young girls from the Middle East and North Africa with the knowledge and resources to pursue higher education and careers in technology.

Sustaining a Healthy Future for India

Dr. Chariar has developed a low cost waterless toilet—a massively innovative solution to India’s massive sanitation problem.

New Jersey Host Mother’s Sons "Enriched" by Exchange Students

Claire Mattern was unaware at the time that a newspaper advertisement calling for host families would change the course of her life, but ten years later she is still hosting international exchange students.

From Basketball to Government, Host Family Teaches CBYX Student All About Kentucky

Betty Patterson and her husband Hubert never thought about being a host family.

The Strength of Inclusion: Wheelchair Basketball

Turkey wheelchair basketball participants.

8 wheelchair basketball athletes and 4 coaches from Turkey participated in an exchange focused on inclusion and equality for persons with disabilities

Iowa Host Family All-Stars Form Lifelong Bonds

“You’re making a huge impact on someone’s life, and it doesn’t end when they leave to go back home.”

YES Student “Another Son” to Indiana Host Family

"He called me ‘Mom,’ and now when we talk on the phone every Sunday he calls me ‘Mom 2’."

Hosting; The Most Rewarding Experience!

Lisa Petersen, a private registered nurse, has hosted many Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) students from Eurasia. She found it fascinating how different cultures share so many similarities differently well as so many differences.

Building a Future Through Technology

Sura Mubarak is a true TechGirl—developing a robotics project to help people with hand disabilities control a computer and starting a volunteering organization. Sura knew that in order to pursue her love of robotics, a trip to the United States was in her future.

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