The Department of Tourism has called for host families for kids in the Fresh Air Fund programme.
The scheme brings children from New York for a week in Grand Cayman, this year between 25 and 31 July.
The Department of Tourism is appealing to families to host one or more Fresh Air Fund children between ages eight and 12 for the week.
The Fresh Air Fund, a non-profit agency established in 1877, has provided free summer vacations to over 1.7 million children.
In 2007 the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism, the Fresh Air Fund and Cayman Airways developed a partnership when the national flag carrier began its direct service to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Since then, Cayman Airways’ JFK route has grown and so has the association with the Fresh Air Fund.
While on-island, the inner-city kids experience Caymanian hospitality and learn about Cayman’s culture and history through their host families and by visiting various major attractions and historical sites.
In 2010 the Fresh Air Fund extended an invitation to the Cayman Islands to send a small group of Caymanian children between the ages of eight and 12 to their camps in Fishkill, New York.
With the assistance of the Ministry of Education, a group of Caymanian kids are selected based on their consistently high academic achievement, positive attitude and willingness to apply themselves to their school and community through extra-curricular activities.
Please contact Nasaria Budal-Coe at 949-0623 or [email protected] or visit www.caymanislands.ky/freshairfund for more information about becoming a host family.
The deadline to apply is 15 April.