Posted by Michael Taylor on Jun 29, 2024
Meet Maria! She is eagerly anticipating her year ahead in Canada as this year's incoming grade 11 youth exchange student from Sao Paulo, Brazil. 
Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Fonthill, Maria will be arriving in mid to late August to spend the school year at E.L. Crossley Secondary School. Her infectious smile reflects her excitement to learn about Canadian culture, traditions, and to become part of our community.
Maria's year here will greatly depend on the warmth and support of our community. We are urgently seeking 3-4 host families within the Fonthill/Pelham (E.L. Crossley jurisdiction) area who would be willing to open their homes to Maria during her stay.
The Rotary Club of Fonthill will provide comprehensive support, guidelines, and financial assistance of $300 a month to all host families.
If you are interested in hosting Maria or would like more information about this enriching opportunity, please contact Mike Taylor at the Rotary Club of Fonthill. Mike can be reached via email at He is eager to answer any questions you may have and guide you through the process of becoming a host family.
Your participation will not only make a difference in Maria's life but will also contribute to fostering international understanding and friendship within our community.
Let's come together to make Maria's year in Canada an amazing and unforgettable experience!
  • What is Youth Exchange? - Rotary District 7090
  • Fonthill Rotary Club exchange program enriching lives of local teenagers - Mar 1, 2024 - The Niagara Independent - Nick Redekop
  • Rotary Youth Exchange program a positive experience - Feb 27, 2024 - 
  • Embark on a Journey of Global Understanding: Become a Host Family for Rotary Exchange Students - Feb 23, 2024