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Global Youth Service Day in Montenegro

April 26, 2013
Ivan Vuksanovic, ’07, Alumni Coordinator for Montenegro and President of the Board of MAYAA A-SMYLE alumni in Montenegro Volunteered at a Special Olympics event during part of GYSD 2013 On Saturday, April 20, A-SMYLE alumni volunteered at a Special Olympics event in Bar, Montenegro.  This event was organized by the ...

Alumni of A-SMYLE and YES Southeast Europe Prep for Global Youth Service Day by Volunteering with Habitat for Humanity

April 24, 2013
YES and A-SMYLE alumni use pickaxes to carve out the foundation for a housing unit at Habitat for Humanity Macedonia's latest site Back in March, Habitat for Humanity Macedonia broke ground on a new build in the city of Veles – a three-floor duplex apartment building that will provide 12 ...

Celebrating Earth Day

April 22, 2013
By Linda Barda, ’11, Alumni Coordinator for AlbaniaA-SMYLE alumni and residents at "Zyber Halluli" work together to plant rosebushesOn April 22, 2013, to commemorate Global Youth Service Day and Earth Day, YES alumni in Albania were invited to take part in an environmental activity at the “Zyber Halluli” Orphanage in ...

A-SMYLE Alumni Bring Spirit of Volunteerism to Serbian Village Museum

April 17, 2013    Alumni, ASMYLE, Serbia
From April 12th to 14th, 2013, A-SMYLE alumni spent the weekend helping to prepare the historical Open-Air Museum in the village of Sirogojno, Serbia for its summer season.  The Open-Air Museum is a unique site comprised of authentic buildings from throughout the Zlatibor region of Serbia reconstructed in the village of Sirogojno ...

Third Science Fair held in Leskovac

April 16, 2013
By Dusan Bogicevic, A-SMYLE Serbia, ‘11There were long lines outside…From April 1-2, the 3rd Annual Science Fair, organized by A-SMYLE alumni, was held at the Leskovac Culture Centre in Leskovac, Serbia. The fair consisted of two parts: experiments and lectures.The experiments were housed in the Leskovac Culture Centre hall, and ...

YES Sports Day

April 16, 2013
Gabriella Antova, YES Bulgaria, ‘11Students get active during YES Sports Day “YES Sports Day” is an initiative we alumni organized to help the young generation see the bright side of living healthy and fit. With the kind help of the coaches from “Vasil Levski” Sports Club, on the 24th of March, ...

Coffee with Ambassador Constance A. Morella

April 16, 2013
By Simona Ristovska, ’10, Alumni Coordinator for MacedoniaOn February 25, the American Corner in Skopje welcomed Ambassador Constance A. Morella, the first U.S. Ambassador to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) who has served in the U.S. Congress.Ambassador Morella, in red, with YES alumni and Youth Council Members ...

A-SMYLE Montenegro Alumna’s Essay Published

April 16, 2013
By Ivan Vuksanovic, ’07, Alumni Coordinator for MontenegroA while ago, the Montenegrin American Youth Alumni Association (MAYAA) of A-SMYLE and UGrad Montenegro alumni announced a call for submissions for essays for a contest on the topic of “Women’s Perspectives in the Labor Market in the Balkans”, which was organized by ...

An Alumni's Job is Never Done!

April 16, 2013
By Gabriela Veleva, YES Bulgaria, ‘11On March 7, the U.S. Embassy in Bulgaria hosted the “Discover U.S. Expo” in one of the halls in the National Palace of Culture in Sofia. The goal of the event was to give information to Bulgarians about education, work, and travel to the U.S., ...

Cultural Performance in Novi Sad

April 16, 2013
By Stefan Panic, A-SMYLE Serbia, ‘11What started out as just a musical, poetic night acted out by amateur artists with enthusiasm turned out to be a breathtaking play, which promoted youth creativity and activism. On February 14, 2013—Valentine’s Day—the play Окршај: Перо vs. Тастатура (Skirmish: Pen vs. Keyboard) had its ...