January 7 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
To select youth for its Village (kids born in 2012) and Faces (kids in 5th grade in 2022-23 school year) programs, CISV Jacksonville hosts 3 events.
2 Saturday morning “play days”
1 Friday night overnight
The more events you attend the greater likelihood you have of being selected. The overnight is mandatory.
Selection events are intended to give kids a chance to see what CISV games and activities are like, to give parents greater understanding of CISV’s educational principles and program details, and to give our chapter the opportunity to get to know the youth and leader applicants.
We will also offer a CISV “101” Info Session for adults to learn more about CISV’s principles.
The goal of the Village and Faces Programs is to learn about each other’s lives and how to communicate, cooperate and live together. Selection is based on a child’s maturity, openness to new experiences and people, enthusiasm about participation and ability to be away from family for the duration of the program. Additionally, the mix of personalities to form the delegation is a factor. It would not be good to put all extreme extroverts together, for example.
The activities are generally planned and lead by the teenage leaders of the Junior Branch and adults who have led delegations in the past. Having to plan the selection events allows the youth leaders in our chapter to continue to practice their leadership skills.
All Village applicants and their parents will be interviewed during one of selection events. We prefer if youth interested in participating in a Village apply before the selection event but if you are just interested in learning more, please join us for the events without applying.