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June 4, 2013
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May 22, 2012

YJI is not only amazing organization, it's also amazing family. They really help young people to make a difference in their community through giving them amazing journalistic skills and giving them pl... more

June 4, 2013
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I'm honored to be part of YJI. They played important role in my life.

- They gave me the opportunity to publish my photojournalism.
- They helped me when I was attacked in demonstration and my camera was stolen, they made campaign and brought me other equipment.
- They always
motivate me and taught me many important lessons in photojournalism and personal life.
- They always offer us different opportunities to participate in local and international contest.

YJI is not just educational charity, YJI is awesome family and life that I'm honored to be part of it.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

May 22, 2012
1 person found this review helpful

YJI is not only amazing organization, it's also amazing family. They really help young people to make a difference in their community through giving them amazing journalistic skills and giving them platform to show their work.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

September 3, 2011
1 person found this review helpful

YJI is the best opportunity that youth can have. They really give us the space we need to express our opinions.

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They make really outstanding outcome.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing because YJI is really amazing.

May 10, 2013
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May 10, 2013
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I started being involved in YJI in December 2010, and it is definitely worth it. As a student in high school, I'm able to report and write and be published already, and it's truly a great feeling. The people who started this, Jackie and Steve, are kind people who have taught me a lot about journalism and writing. Without them, this awesome opportunity wouldn't be there for me or any of the other teenagers all over the world who participate in YJI. Right now I am a junior in high school seriously looking at a job in English education so I can educate young people on the wonders of writing and journalism like Steve and Jackie have done for me.

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

May 10, 2013
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November 4, 2012

As an IBO teacher I can't but praise Youth Journalism international. When my daughter began collaborating with them I couldn't believe that such a wonderful project would help her improving not only h... more

May 10, 2013
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I can't but reiterate my appreciation of Jackie and steve job! Keep on, you can't even imagine what you have been doing for young people! Thanks, thanks, thanks

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

November 4, 2012
1 person found this review helpful

As an IBO teacher I can't but praise Youth Journalism international. When my daughter began collaborating with them I couldn't believe that such a wonderful project would help her improving not only her writing but also her critical thinking skills. Writing is a powerful weapon of peace and Jackie and Steve have been able put toghether an army of soldiers using their keybord as weapons of peace, human rights, culture, worldover. Thank you!

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

October 16, 2012
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October 16, 2012
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As one of Youth Journalism International's first student reporters, I have been thoroughly impressed by how much this organization has grown and how much it has helped connect young journalists. Prior to working with Jackie and Steve, the founders of YJI, my interests were mostly in creative writing. However, with their guidance, I found a new writing outlet. Had I not been involved with YJI as a high school student, I would never have had the courage to apply to be a student reporter at my college's newspaper. I worked my way up through the ranks and even held an editorial position. I do not believe I would have chosen this path had it not been for YJI, and I'm grateful to Jackie and Steve for their continued support. Part of what is so fantastic about YJI is that the contributors are teens from around the world reporting on issues that matter to them. Another great thing about YJI is that the network doesn't end once you are no longer a teen. Many YJI student reporters have traveled or studied abroad and have had the opportunity to connect with other YJI members. I myself have experienced this and feel that it is one of the many things that makes YJI special. Youth Journalism International fosters a respectful atmosphere and connects budding journalists from around the globe, allowing its members to hone their journalistic skills and create lifelong friends in the process.

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

October 16, 2012
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October 16, 2012
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YJI connects young journalist from all over the world and by doing so, they have allowed its members to open up their eyes and see all that's going on around the world while we all live our lives in a small suburb or a city. Because of this organization, I've been able to connect to people from around the world with different beliefs, views and ideas. Not only is the organization a fantastic one, the people who run it are just as amazing!Steve,Jackie and their family and friends also involved in running the organization have invited all the members to stay involved in their lives and have been very generous and kind. No matter the distance of each members of YJI, we are just a close and it feels like a big family. More then thankfull for all YJI has done!!They deserve all the best!

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

August 23, 2012

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August 23, 2012

it's my pleasure to be a volunteer here .. and i'll exert more effort to achieve success

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

May 26, 2012
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May 26, 2012
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YJI is an extremely caring organization that I was grateful to be a part of. As a teenager in Minnesota who became a reporter for YJI, I never had thought I could reach such a huge audience with my voice as a high school student and I never had thought I would receive such fantastic support. The YJI team makes a point to promote a sense of community globally. They have done so by being personally connected to every reporter from all over the world. Then they even go further and connect those who are involved. I have made life-long friends with people through the YJI even though we live in different parts of the world. YJI is an organization that provides valuable point-of-view of important world events in the eyes of the youth. I cannot imagine a better organization that globally empowers the voice of our future.

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

May 22, 2012
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May 22, 2012
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I am a Youth Journalism International student already 2 years. During these years I have gained lots of journalistic skills with the help of YJI. This organization is a great opportunity for young journalists to do their first steps in journalism. Narine Daneghyan From Armenia

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

May 22, 2012

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May 22, 2012

I've been working with young people through Youth Journalism International since it began in 1994. Though this organization welcomes both young men and women, far more women take part. Sometimes, YJI is the only way their views are heard, and believe me, they have important things to say. It's been my joy to get to know and work directly with girls in Pakistan, India, Italy, Ireland, Australia, Armenia, Malaysia, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Vietnam, South Africa, Singapore, Egypt, China, the Philippines, the United States. Youth Journalism International gives them a platform for their work -- literally, a voice. Youth Journalism International not only teaches these young women about journalism and publishes their work, but connect these young women with each other. It's an amazing organization that deserves and gets my wholehearted support.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've seen girls grow -- in their confidence, writing skills and willingness to tackle increasingly difficult topics -- as they progress in Youth Journalism International's program.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would add paid staff to ensure long term sustainability.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

I would love to be able to focus more attention on the students and not so much on worrying about where funding is going to come from to support these wonderful young people.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

My experience with YJI is one of the best things I've ever done in my life, because I know I am making a real difference in the lives of young people around the world. Besides that, my life is enriched through knowing these terrific young writers, artists and photographers.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

My experience makes me feel that the world really has a bright future based on these talented, compassionate and extraordinary young people who will soon take it over.

May 31, 2012
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September 18, 2011

I continued to be involved with Youth Journalism International for my 15th year. YJI keeps getting better. I am amazed by the work these young people produce and YJI leadership's standards of high q... more

May 31, 2012
1 person found this review helpful

I have been involved with YJI for 16 years, since I was high school freshman. The writing, interviewing and editing skills and practice I gained at YJI at no cost were all priceless. In addition, YJI writers are currently in five continents, so it's easy to make friends worldwide.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

September 18, 2011
1 person found this review helpful

I continued to be involved with Youth Journalism International for my 15th year. YJI keeps getting better. I am amazed by the work these young people produce and YJI leadership's standards of high quality. At the last gathering in CT, one of YJI's members from London attended as well as an alum from Canada. Nothing else that I am involved with is as diverse as this nor does it have such dedicated leadership and members.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I love reading the stories and pictures from youth from literally all over the world. These youth are very grateful to be a part of this organization and one even said it saved her life being able to have a voice.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The only change is YJI needs more money to continue running and help even more people. There is a waiting list of students.

August 14, 2010

Through the leadership and dedication of the YJI staff, I learned how to write well. I wrote many award-winning stories as a teen. Not only did I improve my writing, I learned how to interview all kinds of people even in uncomfortable situations (such as interviewing the parents of a teen who committed suicide). I earned college scholarships for my work.

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I am now a lawyer. I have to write and deal with all kinds of people in this profession. YJI has given the confidence and ability to do that well. I love the people in YJI and the work they do so much to this day I am still involved as an alum

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If I ever get extra money, my number one charity to donate to would be YJI. The organization is real. The cross cultural connections of the teens and their publications are positive steps toward world peace.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the people and becoming smarter.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

among the the best people I have met in my life. They are genuine, down to earth and caring.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

be a big part in achieving world peace through its cross cultural connections and communications.

Ways to make it better...

all the international journalists could get together, even if for a day.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

not enough funding to do more.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I will be involved in YJI for life and if I ever get $, I will donate it to YJI.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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