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Student Film “Zgazite Svoju Poslednju Cigaretu” Addresses Youth in Serbia

April 16, 2013
By Milica Nogulovic, A-SMYLE Serbia, ‘12A long-planned event—the premiere of an educational movie “Zgazite svoju posledju cigaretu” (Step on Your Last Cigarette)—has recently taken place in one Belgrade high school. On February 18, over one thousand people, among which were students and professors of XII Beogradska Gimnazija High School, had ...

Winnie the Pooh Day Impressions

April 16, 2013
By Gabriela Antova, YES Bulgaria, ‘11Children participate in Winnie the Pooh Day activities in SofiaOn the 19th of January, the American Corner of Sofia organized a unique event I had the pleasure to participate in, a Winnie the Pooh Day celebration. The Winnie the Pooh Day event gathered pre-school children ...

Observing World AIDS Day

April 16, 2013
Read about how YES alumni in Macedonia observed World AIDS Day over on the YES Programs website.

Reflections on 10 Years of YES

April 16, 2013
By Ivan Nikov, YES Bulgaria, ‘11On December 12, 2012, a virtual party was held online across 39 YES countries to celebrate the YES Program’s 10th Anniversary, and many alumni communities celebrated with in-person YES anniversary parties. Below are one student’s memories of that day and his program experience. Ivan with ...

Alumni Acting All Over

April 16, 2013
Read about A-SMYLE alumnus Marko Stojanovic and his leading role as the character Brick in Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at his high school in Nis, Serbia over on the American Councils for International Education blog.

Alumni Across Macedonia Launch Warm Winter Project

April 16, 2013
By Anastasija Stojchevska, YES, ‘12 Metodija Nikolovski poses with his school’s collected donations in Prilep YES Alumni across Macedonia—in Skopje, Prilep, and Gostivar—launched the Warm Winter Project in November 2012. The main goal of this project was to collect winter clothes and shoes, which are in good condition, to give ...

Bringing Holiday Happiness to Children in Need

April 16, 2013    Bulgaria
By Dilyana Nikolova, YES Bulgaria, ‘11 Christmas is a special time of the year. Everybody gathers with their family, gives each other presents and enjoys family time. Unfortunately, not every child is lucky enough to have both of their parents, get their dream Christmas present or enjoy a special dinner.So, ...

YES Macedonia Alumni Hold International Education Week Contests

March 27, 2013    Alumni, macedonia
Simona poses with the 2nd place Elementary School winner By Simona Ristovska, Alumni Coordinator for Macedonia To mark International Education Week—an initiative of the US Departments of State and Education that promote international exchange programs and the benefits of those exchanges—the YES Alumni Association in Macedonia organized their third annual ...

YES Alumni hold Thanksgiving Celebration in Sofia

March 27, 2013    Alumni, Bulgaria
By Lili Valtcheva, Alumni Coordinator for Bulgaria The 2012 Thanksgiving event was held on Saturday, November 25 at the American Corner in Sofia. Nine children that ranged in age from 4 to12 attended the two-hour event. Some of the children’s mothers attended and participated in the event, too.Children make Trees ...

NEW Balkan Youth Voices Newsletter

March 27, 2013
The Winter 2013 edition of Balkan Youth Voices is now available.Read about what students currently on-program are doing, as well as information from your alumni colleagues on their activities.If you’d like to submit a story or pictures, please send them to balkanyouthvoices@gmail.com!