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FLEX and YES Alumni Unite to Develop Entrepreneurial Skills for Social Change

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From October 12-16, 34 FLEX and YES alumni from Southeast Europe representing seven countries and seven program generations gathered in Krushevo, Macedonia, for the StartQube Social Entrepreneurship Workshop. The StartQube program was developed by Startup Zone, a Macedonia-based team who are themselves young entrepreneurs. This program was funded by the ...

Embracing Youth Volunteerism in Albania

July 27, 2016    Albania, Alumni, clean-up, volunteering, YES, yes alumni
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Gandhi once said: “Be the change that you wish to see in the world”. As a matter of fact, we, the young people, can actually make an impact. In fact, there are so many of us in this world that we have the potential and energy to bring positive change. ...

YES Finalists from South East Europe prepare for stay in the United States at pre-departure orientation

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The pre-departure orientation for YES finalists from South East Europe was held in Krusevo, Macedonia, this past weekend from Friday, July 9 to Monday, July 12. The orientation, which is also referred to as the PDO, was held to educate students about life in America and to prepare them for their time ...

YES Alumni Read to Kids at the American Corner

January 15, 2015    Albania, Alumni, american corner, books, YES
By Olta Myslimi '12, YES Alumni Coordinator for Albania December 22nd-30th marked the dates of Kids Library Week at the American Corner in Tirana. Kids Library Week is a new activity that was launched for the first time in December 2014 as a new joint of cooperation between American Corners and ...

Meeting with U.S. Diplomat Andrew Rabens on Global Youth Issues

January 13, 2015    Albania, Tirana, U.S. Embassy
By Olta Myslimi '12, YES alumni coordinator for Albania On December 9th, State Department alumni from the YES and Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellowship Summer Institute Programs had the honor and pleasure to meet for the first time with Mr. Andy Rabens, who serves as the Special Advisor for Global Youth ...

Day of the Girl!

October 23, 2014    Albania
By Olta Myslimi '12, YES Alumni Coordinator for Albania On October 17, YES alumni organized a discussion about International Day of the Girl at the American Corner in Tirana, Albania. The discussion covered gender quality, female integration in our society, the importance of girls’ education in developing countries and its ...

GYSD events in Albania

By Olta Myslimi, Alumni Coordinator for Albania  From left to right: Mirgentian Gjuta 12', Klea Troka 12', Olta Myslimi 12', Ermioni Qafzezi 11', Amarild Hazizaj 13' and Elvana Qeli 12' On April 22nd, YES Alumni Albania organized a clean-up activity in one of Tirana’s large neighborhoods in honor of Global ...

Alumni Association Leadership Training--South East Europe Responds

By Olta Myslimi, Alumni Coordinator for Albania  YES alumni representatives from 38 countries gathered in Amman. The Alumni Leadership Training conference held in Amman, Jordan from March 27-31, 2014 reminded alumni one more time how unique, incredible and special our YES family is. 43 alumni representatives from 38 YES countries  ...

YES Albania’s First Charity Drives

November 11, 2013    Albania, book, clothing, drive
By Olta Myslimi, Alumni Coordinator for Albania Ina Male, YES Albania '13, hands out donated clothes in the village of Maliq. In September 25th, YES alumni in Albania combined a recruitment trip to the city of Pogradec, where they gave recruitment presentations to 64 10th and 11th grade classes, with ...

Alumni in Albania Promote YES with All They’ve Got

November 1, 2013    Albania, recruitment
By Olta Myslimi, Alumni Coordinator for AlbaniaAlumni Coordinator for Albania, Olta Myslimi, gives a presentation about YES.YES alumni take to the airwaves to promote recruitment for the 2014-=2015 program year.In September, and number of YES Albania alumni took to the radio to tell the country about their experiences on YES.  ...