Home Away from Home is program designed to help college students have an easier transition into college life while keeping them connected with the Grange. College tends to be a time where college-aged Grangers fall out of the “normal” Grange scene because they are far away from their home Grange and busy with college life. Grange has long prided itself on being a family organization and members often have their extended Grange family, the people whom they can call upon when we need help or someone to talk to.
The National Grange Youth Department is taking applications for both college students who are looking for a “home away from home” and Granges or Grange Individuals who would like to host college Grangers.
Examples of things Granges/Grange Individuals could do as a “host” Grange:
- Send thinking of you cards, birthday cards, notes of encouragements
- Invite college student for home cooked meal or to a Grange dinner
- Invite college student to Grange meetings/functions
- Send “care packages” of treats to student
Applications are to be submitted by July 15th and pairings will be sent out September 1st.
Student Application: http://bit.ly/HAFHStudentApp
Grange Host Application: http://bit.ly/HAFHHostApp