The International Cultural Exchange Services (ICES) welcomed Lenora Hunter as a new Local Coordinator in Liberty County.
"I am very glad and excited to be a part of the ICES team," Hunter said
"This will be my first "official" experience in youth exchange program organizing and hosting, but this is not my first exposure to engaging with international students. Knowledge and experience gained from my role as a Middle Grades and Special Education Teacher in the Liberty County and surrounding area school systems and as an Online Educator have afforded me the opportunity and pleasure of working with students from various international, regional, and cultural backgrounds. Through my educator experiences, I have been exposed to and embrace diversity and I have learned how to achieve and maintain unity in the midst of diversity. Recently, my joys have been being the proud and doting mother of my daughter and Class of 2020 Bradwell Institute graduate, Miss Ellen Hunter. Together, my daughter and I embrace the rich diversity and culture that Liberty County has to offer by frequently attending the many social events that the county and school system provide. We also love attending and serving as members of our local church, The Cathedral of Praise- Hinesville, GA. Other interest and hobbies of mine include reading; public speaking; singing; creative writing; and spending treasured time with family and friends to the fullest.”
Hunter is excited for this new opportunity to work with international high school students and the local families that host them and feels that having exchange students in our local schools and communities increase mutual understanding and improves relationships between countries. Lenora will be working with families and schools in Hinesville and in the surrounding area.
Hunter is currently looking for families that would like to host for the school year of 2020. Exchange students live as a member of the host family—not a guest or boarder. They participate in family activities, follow host family rules, and help with chores. Students have their own medical insurance and spending money to cover all personal expenses; Host families provide room & board and loving parental guidance to the student. As the Local Coordinator, Hunter is available to answer questions, give advice, and provide general support to students and host families throughout the experience. For more information about hosting or working with ICES, please contact Lenora Hunter at: firstname.lastname@example.org