Host Families Are an Important Part of Appleton A Better Chance
One of the key elements of the Appleton A Better Chance model is our host family program. The life of an Appleton A Better Chance student is greatly influenced by his host family who provide a nurturing home environment on alternating Sunday afternoons and occasional long weekends throughout the school year.
Our students have gained much from their experiences with their host families, often spending time with host “siblings” and learning from positive family role models.
A Typical Day as a Host Family
Your Appleton A Better Chance scholar would visit your family on alternating Sunday afternoons, from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Some visits are casual “hangouts” — talking, going to the park, enjoying a movie at home, while other visits could include planned activities. It’s up to you as a host family!
What Do You Need to Be a Host Family?
Host families come in all shapes and sizes. Some families may have children of their own; others may be couples without children our families whose children are now adults. The main criterion for being a host family is to be loving, accepting, and welcoming to our students.