Bring the World Home – Host an Up with People Cast Member
Families in Concord will have the unique opportunity to bring a bit of the world into their own homes between September 10-17, when an international cast of Up with People arrives to Concord, a stop on their 2012 world tour.
Host families are being sought to keep one or more students from Cast B 2012, the 100-member Up with People cast, which represents 20 countries.
The opportunity to stay with local families during their stay in each community is a centerpiece of Up with People’s 22-week program. The giving goes both ways; while families share their traditions and local attractions, the cast members also share their experiences and cultures.
Local host families are asked to provide a bed, local transportation at the beginning and end of each day, as well as breakfast and most dinners. While gone during the day, participating in regional learning, community service and show preparation, most evenings cast members will be home with the family to participate in their activities and interests.
In addition to many wonderful experiences with their new “son” or “daughter,” each host family will receive two complimentary tickets to the Up with People’s newest production Voices, which is themed around the power and the irony of communication in today’s global climate. The aim is to leave the audience feeling empowered to connect, communicate and create positive change in their communities; to '...rise above the noises, and listen to the voices of the world.' The show will be held at the Concord Carlisle Regional High School on Friday, September 14th, at 7:30pm; and on Sunday, September 16th, at 2:00pm and 6:00pm. Tickets are available for purchase at http://www.upwithpeople.org/concord/.
Those interested in hosting are encouraged to contact Diane Goldsmith on the Concord Advance Team at email@example.com or by calling 936.828.7006.