In 2018, CFP partnered with Jerusalem Peacebuilders (JPB) on a home-stay extension program for Israeli and Palestinian youth participating in JPB’s summer institutes. This exciting opportunity introduces Middle East teens to American culture and family life, while strengthening their leadership and peacebuilding skills through examination of the Cyprus conflict.

The JPB-CFP Home-Stay Extension program features Israeli and Palestinian teens from JPB summer programs being selected as “peace pairs” to live in American family homes for two additional weeks in the U.S. Through social gatherings, community service and environmental projects, the teens will deepen their understanding of each other as they work together on common goals and build upon the important progress made in JPB’s summer programs .