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Final orientation for Reggio Emilia and Budapest Youth Ambassadors, UNT Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd. (76107), 2:00 p.m. From Camp Bowie turn on Clifton Street and park in lot #6. Enter through most southwest doors by flag poles. Meeting is downstairs in the auditorium.

Delegation Leaders and Associate Delegation Leaders arrive at 1:00 p.m.




International Leadership Academy interviews, UNT Health Science Center - Rm. 403, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd. (76107), 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.



Saturday- Sunday


Youth Ambassadors to Budapest, Hungary and Reggio Emilia, Italy.



Monday- Saturday


Students from Bandung, Indonesia exchange with Western Hills High School.




Fort Worth Sister Cities Board of directors meeting, Fort Worth Club, 12th floor, noon.




A Taste of China!   Culinary School of Fort Worth, 6100 Camp Bowie, Ste. 25, (76107), 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Tickets available online soon at




Offices closed for staff furlough day.



April 4

Monday- Friday

Toluca High School Ambassador exchange with All Saints Episcopal School.




Host family orientation for the Toluca engineering exchange, 908 Monroe Street - 5th Floor (76102), 5:30 p.m.




Welcome/farewell dinner for Toluca and Bandung students and host families, Western Hills High School - Cafeteria, 3600 Boston Ave. (76116), 6:00 p.m.




Japanese cultural orientation for Harashin scholars AND all Youth Ambassadors going to Nagaoka, Japan. Fort Worth Japanese Society, 3608 Park Lake Drive (76133), 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Cost is $25.00 per person which covers all food and beverages.





  • 13 students, one delegation leader and one assistant are preparing for their exchange to Reggio Emilia March 8-16, 2014.

  •  Kids Who Care will celebrate its 25th anniversary in Reggio Emilia at the same time as our youth ambassadors. They will be bringing over 50 young performers and adult chaperons for a special performance at the theater in Reggio Emilia.


  • An aviation and logistics related business exchange is proposed for April 9-12, 2014.
  • 17 students and one adult delegation leader, and 2 university student facilitators are confirmed to come to Fort Worth for ILA July 19-August 3.
  • Domo Arigato to the Nagaoka committee for a fun and entertaining Oshogatsu celebration. Over 100 people attended.
  • The Fort Worth Japanese Society will assist with the cultural orientation on March 30 for all the students traveling to Japan this summer.
  • The committee is also planning a tour of the Kimbell Art Musuem Samauri exhibit.
  • 15 students, 2 educators and 2 principals from Bandung will be hosted in Fort Worth March 17-29 by Western Hills High School.


  •  A few spaces are available for the Budapest and Vienna exchange June 11-19, 2014 if you hurry.  Registration is closed so call now if you want to participate. 

  • The Honorary Hungarian Consul General, Phillip Aronoff, spoke about Hungarian history, politics and economics on February 6. Thank you to all who braved the snow and ice to attend.

  • 13 students, one delegation leader and two associate delegation leaders are preparing for their exchange to Budapest March 8-16, 2014.


  • The Toluca committee is planning an official exchange to Fort Worth led by Mayor Hilde Calderon Gonzalez and members of the city council April 10-13. A delegation of young professionals and entrepreneurs will also join the group. Our guests will explore the Main Street Arts Festival and meet with transportation and public works officials.

  • Detective Manny Reyes and Officer Daniel Segura are returning to Toluca at the end of February to do additional training in the Forensic Science department at Tec de Monterrey.

  • All Saints Episcopal School will host high school students from Toluca March 24-April 5.

  • Engineering students from Tec de Monterrey are participating in a mentorship program April 10-18, visiting many universities and businesses while here.



  • Adults can still join the Service Adventure to Swaziland and South Africa scheduled in June.

  • Students and their delegation leader are meeting monthly to prepare for their exchange to Mbabane this summer.

  • Former chair Dr. Staussa Ervin will travel to Mbabane to continue the implementation of a leadership and service on-line course.



  • Educators wanting to visit China can join the June 9-13 exchange to Guiyang, X'ian and Bejing. Applications are online now.

  •  The Culinary School of Fort Worth is planning a Chinese culinary event on March 19. Please stay tuned for details and to purchase tickets.

  •  The U.S.-China Summit in Washington, D.C. will be held the end of March. Councilman Dennis Shingleton, Directors Emeriti Mary Palko and Mike Hyatt, as well as President/CEO Mae Ferguson will attend and accept the award Fort Worth has received in recognition of our outstanding youth programs with Guiyang. 


 Fort Worth Youth International

  • The youth executive board is meeting to plan activities for the year and to plan their elections.
  • Nine NET members were selected as Associate Delegation Leaders for the Spring and Summer Youth Ambassador Exchanges. Gladys Guevara and Cindy Vasquez are traveling to Budapest, Hungary; and Karla Lopez is going to Reggio Emilia, Italy this month.

  • Sister Cities welcomes 5 spring semester interns to work in our office

  • Applications for internships and ILA facilitator positions are available on the web for the summer and fall.




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