rebound Orientation • The North Star Rotary Youth Exchange Approach • Districts 5950/5960
Where is North Star? Chrysanne Manoles Chair Brazil 1973-74 Host Mom to seven Daughter: Argentina Son: Germany
Rebound Orientation • First Weekend in August • All day Saturday • Sunday morning
Who is Invited • Rebounds and Parents • Rotex & Country Officers • Chair • Club Exchange Officers
rotex meeting • Rebounds are fragile. • Your role is mentor, leader, listener. • No dating allowed with rebounds.
Saturday Morning • Acknowledge the obvious: Someone has taken over my child. • When will my child return? • Re-adjusting = Difficult • Reverse culture shock is worse than culture shock. • Give it 6 months.
Materials for Rebounds • "Returning Home" article by Dennis White, Ph.D. • Explains stages of Reverse Culture Shock • Self-Actualization Exercise, modified from AFS • "How have I changed?" questions • Journal for writing during the weekend
Materials for Parents • "So You Think They're Home Now" article by Dennis White, Ph.D • Explains the readjusts the whole family needs to make • "Handbook for Parents of Rebounds" compiled by Gregg White of North Star
graduation • Important for the Parents. • Another photo opportunity.
After Lunch • Parents are Adjourned • Rebounds, Rotex and Leaders stay
Think about the Future • Staying Connected to Global Community • Tips for returning to High School • Tips for returning to College
the future,continued • Visualize Yourself 10 Years from Now • Gratitude • SAMPLE THANK YOU NOTES: http://northstaryouthexchange.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/V.-GW-Thank-you-Notes.pdf
Free Time Soccer ball Walking trails Sit on the dock
Dinner cruise on Lake Minnetonka • Rotex, Rebounds, Country Officers • District Committee Members
Return to Camp forOvernight • Rebounds, Rotex, Leaders
Sunday Morning • Breakfast • Hugs • Adjourn
reflections • Must have active and present Rotex. • Must have all Country Officers in attendance. • Name tags for all. • Honest session with Rebounds only • Turned into group therapy with lots of complaining; next time alternate between good and bad stories
more reflections • Formal graduation ceremony important to parents. • Overnight crucial for bonding between Rotex and Rebounds. • Do nothing but eat on Sunday morning....too tired.
comments? • Chrysanne Manoles, Chair • firstname.lastname@example.org • www.NorthStarYouthExchange.com • (click on "Resources" tab and find Rebound section