Airs Friday, September 6, 2019, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Joroen Bloemen and Paula Gerdes about “Up With People,” which makes a return visit to Shreveport after 20 years the week of September 23. They bring with them 100 Volunteers representing 15 different countries. They will spend a week in Shreveport, working with schools and non-profit organizations on projects covering a wide range such as working with schools, the elderly, poverty, homelessness, the environment, and more. They are currently seeking Host Families to house these young people during their visit to Shreveport. If you would like to learn more about being a host family or about their organization, you can visit them online at Up With People Shreveport or call 720-512-4513. To Register as a host family click here for details. Host families provide a place to sleep, limited transportation, and most meals.
"From September 23rd until the 30th Up with People is bringing 100 young adults from 14 different countries to Shreveport. We will spread a message of hope and aim to inspire the local community by doing 1000+ hours of community service, staying with local host families to immerse ourselves in the local culture and celebrate the end of the week with an amazing international show on Saturday September 28th at Centenary's Gold Dome at 7 p.m." - Up With People