A dedicated group of activists and teachers have launched a program called "Go Palestine!"
Its purpose is to provide a summer experience for Palestinian Diaspora youths (ages 14 to 17) by pairing them with a Palestinian host family for the summer.
Sa'ed Atshan, the program director, is a good friend of mine and has been conducting alternative tours of Palestine for visitors for the past year.
Here's a brief description of how the program will work:
International teens will pair up with local Ramallah teens, living with their family in home-stays. Together they will experience Palestinian culture as a part of their new extended family. The 'host family' will include the teens in their own extended family, sharing excursions and outings with them. Introduction into the "Palestinian perspective", cuisine, Arabic language, life and work will be reinforced and personalized through these home stay. Go Palestine participants will use the web to communicate and connect old and new friends and families from around the world to each other during the summer and beyond.
Please go to the website and take a look. This program deserves our full support so please help to spread the word.