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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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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

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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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

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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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

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.

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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

May 24, 2012

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1 previous review
September 3, 2011

Although it has only been a month, since i have joined Youth journalism international, Steve Collins, and Jackie Majerus; the editor and executive director, have excelled my expectations, by their po... more

May 24, 2012

Youth journalism International has provided me with something that has made me believe that i, a normal girl, can do wonders with what i have. up til now, YJI has been my life's greatest achievement. and no doubt, the organization has given me a lot of important information and is beneficial for both, its students and readers. i get from YJI, something that can never be obtained from anywhere else in the world! Luv u YJI!

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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?

Likely

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

Although it has only been a month, since i have joined Youth journalism international, Steve Collins, and Jackie Majerus; the editor and executive director, have excelled my expectations, by their polite and impressive ways of instilling the spirit of journalism. Their polite ways of telling me what to do, how to write, and communicate with the readers, has not only improved my writing, but has also given me a new hope. This organization has strengthened my hopes for the future. Not only me, but above 200 students from around the world have been provided with the same opportunity, and the doors are still open. Youth Journalism International is an organization that educates the young generation, to produce better journalists and photographers for tomorrow. The collective contributions of so many students coming from different cultures, results in the best journalism organization, for young people i have ever come across, with no doubt!

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

my writing skills, my thoughts, and thousands of other aspects.

Ways to make it better...

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

change nothing. it is the perfect journalism organization.

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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?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

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

The organization, is perfect, the change; is to be made by the people, by donating more and more, so that the doors of this youth journalism international remain open for students.

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

my volunteering, gave me a lot of benefits, from increasing my writing skill, to meeting a hand full of new friends.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

it makes me feel spectacular, and encouraged.

September 2, 2011
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September 2, 2011
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I joined YJI about a year ago, and have enjoyed every moment of working with them. Not only have they provided me a strong outlet for my writing endeavors, they have been the only volunteer writing group i have ever joined that actually has helped me along in the path of writing proficiency. They have offered the best constructive criticism at every turn, and taught me many things about writing that, without them, i still wouldn't know. Youth Journalism International not only provides young writers with a opportunity for exposure, but helps them along the way.

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

Increased ability in my own writing, and in being exposed to like minded individuals across the globe.

Ways to make it better...

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

Give it more funding.

September 2, 2011
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September 2, 2011
1 person found this review helpful

I am a student recently joined YJI and I have already been hooked to it. Within the last few weeks, I have made friends with wonderful young people around the world and hear their stories. I hope that I can contribute a little bit to this exceptional organization in the future through my articles and illustrations. I also hope that more people will get to know YJI and help build it into a financially strong organization to provide even more young people with an opportunity to be heard by the world.

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

Many ways.

Ways to make it better...

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

Adopt better mailing list ;)

September 2, 2011
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September 2, 2011
1 person found this review helpful

There is something different about YJI - the way it respects everyone, regardless of age, the way it always gets involved with as many people as possible, and they way the founders constantly keep supporting you. There aren't many places out there providing a platform for young writers, and this is what makes YJI unique - it is doing something different, and it is doing it brilliantly.

The Great!

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

Improving my writing skills, and confidence, and giving me a place to try out something I couldn't else where on such a global scale.

Ways to make it better...

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

Perhaps see if even more people can get involved and work towards increasing donations to keep it going!

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