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Hendrickson receives AFS award
Lisa Hendrickson was recently recognized with the AFS-US Mission Award for her years of work toward intercultural education.

MONROE — One of the faces of the foreign exchange student program at Monroe High School and at many other local schools was recognized at the AFS-USA Volunteer Summit in St. Louis, Missouri with the AFS-USA Mission Award for all of her work towards intercultural education.

“Lisa Hendrickson is the reason why Monroe’s AFS program continues to grow and strengthen. She has helped cultivate a team of community volunteers who support families and students through the exchange process. We are so lucky to have her passion, her expertise, and her compassion for our program,” said Carolyn Schultz, former AFS Club Advisor at Monroe High School.

AFS-USA offers international exchange and education opportunities in over 45 countries and hosts exchange students from 80 countries. True to the spirit of its founders, these intercultural programs are made possible by the dedicated work of AFS Volunteers — more than 2,000 in the U.S. and over 50,000 worldwide.

“The AFS-USA Mission Award recognizes an outstanding volunteer who has made a significant impact in promoting the core values and mission of AFS through their leadership,” Dona Goede, Chairperson for the volunteer team in this area of Wisconsin, said. “Our team is lucky to have someone as passionate as Lisa on it. She fully stands behind the mission of AFS-USA.”

Lisa volunteers at the local level, is her team’s School Outreach Coordinator, and serves on the national advisory group for AFS-USA School Outreach Advisory Group.

“I cannot say enough about how much Lisa has done for AFS. Her support and love for this program show with the endless work she puts in,” said Sandra Rabotski, a volunteer that works alongside Lisa. “Her expertise and guidance to help these students throughout the year are amazing. I have called on her many times with questions, and she is always willing to help.”

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