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

They make really outstanding outcome.

Ways to make it better...

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

Nothing because YJI is really amazing.

September 2, 2011
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September 2, 2011
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They not only provide great opportunities for teens in the United States but also around the world. The articles produced are of great quality (a daily read for me) and give teens the space, tools, support, and an audience to have their perspective heard. They have great and important things to say!! I haven't heard of or seen any other organization fulfill this particular need, and I feel it is a critical service so we can hear a variety of voices! I say this as a participant 15 years ago and an avid reader since that time!

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

Rochester, MN

Ways to make it better...

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

NOTHING!

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

A lot

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

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

Personal recommendation!

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

Helped me develop my writing skills for academic and enjoyment.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

1997

September 2, 2011
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September 2, 2011
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Youth Journalism International (JYI) creates an opportunity for young people to share their experiences with, and to learn about the experiences of, other young people from across the globe. The people who get the most out of YJI are the same people who'se work allows YJI to flourish. This creates a pride in the personal achievements and the achievements of YJI. In my time at YJI I have not only improved my technical writing skills and self confidence, but also formed many friendships with people from places as varied as Connecticut, Alexandria and Kabul.

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

Improving my technical writing skills and self confidence as well as making friendships with people from across the globe.

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

YJI requires funding to enable it to reduce the long waiting list of students trying to apply.

September 2, 2011
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September 2, 2011
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Youth Journalism International has been fantastic in exposing students to the world of journalism and helping them get their stories out there. The people who go through this program are just absolutely astonishing, and I feel so privileged at having taking part in such an amazing organization. Over the past months, I've come to realize that this organization has given me opportunities to expand my horizons and see the world from a different perspective. It's because of YJI that I now have the opportunity to apply to something like Journalism studies in university in my country and it's really just been such a fantastic opportunity.

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

just recently this year.

Ways to make it better...

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

perhaps have a better system of submissions?

September 1, 2011
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September 1, 2011
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I'm Lama Tawakkol and I'm an 18 year old from Cairo. I came across YJI earlier this year on the PBS website as they were running some of Jessica El Sayed's footage and commentary on the Egyptian Revolution. Jessica is an Egyptian YJI student, and being an Egyptian aspiring writer myself, I thought it would be a good platform for my work and a great opportunity for publishing. What I discovered was that it was not only a journalistic website, but also an academic organization that provides global youth with training and education in journalism. It was like enrolling in a journalism course for free, taught by two great journalists in person! I get one on one pointers via email/skype and I'm constantly being pushed to my utmost potential. I get to write about what I want, get published and learn, all in a family-like innovative atmosphere. The organization has also helped me make friendships around the world and exposed me to various cultures and peoples. It has kept me updated with my global surroundings. In four years when I'm out of college, or if I apply for any jobs right now, YJI will definitely be a main advantage for me.

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

forging global connections and friendships as well as learning from the experience of two amazing professional journalists who take out of their own time to teach international youth about journalism.

Ways to make it better...

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

help it increase its funds and gain more access to resources so that Jackie and Steve's (the founders) expertise and help can reach more people, and the organization can hire more people to help.

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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?

2011

October 1, 2010
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October 1, 2010
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YJI was a large part of my personal formation throughout my high school years. Through my experiences working with real, experienced journalists and exploring with my peers, I was able to build confidence, gain invaluable writing skills, and learn to look at the world around me through many analytical lenses. The best part about my experience was just that: that it was undoubtedly MY experience. Steve and Jackie were always there, and they empowered me to take it as far as I wanted to go. They never wrote stories for me, but they always coached me to make sure I strove as far as I could. The network of peers (back then, a small group that met often in-person) was always there to discuss and gain additional perspective. Though journalism interested me in my teen years, I didn't pursue a career in print. However, I truly feel that YJI contributed to my abilities that got me where I am today, in the midst of a successful and illustrious career as a non-profit administrator and public policy advocate. There is no limit to the positive experiences this organization can have to any number of teens across the globe... if only given the right resources and support.

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

The skills I built, relationships I fostered, experiences I accumulated, and confidence I gained which launched me into a successful university and then post-graduate career.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2002

September 30, 2010

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September 30, 2010

YJI connects young journalists around the world--a gift that can rarely be matched. The ability to not only speak with and get to know others your age who are passionate about the news, but to receive critique and advice from committed volunteers has helped me feel so much more comfortable facing my future. I know that my YJI experience has changed my career path.

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

the friendships I have with incredible people all around the world. Their stories, advice, and choices have wholly influenced mine.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

September 30, 2010

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September 30, 2010

I live in Toronto, Canada and I have been with Youth Journalism International for about a year. Before, very few people took my writing seriously but YJI gave me the opportunity to publish my writing. YJI is an amazing organization that has very talented and dedicated people like Jackie, Steve and Katie, who take the time from their busy lives to edit our writing and make everything happen. I am very proud to be part of this great organization.

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

Writing for the organization and improving my writing skills by getting feedback.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

September 7, 2010

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September 7, 2010

Youth Journalism International provides young people with oppurtunities that they cannot recive with other organizations. Because of YJI, I've had the ability to spend several days at ESPN covering their 30th anniversary, ride on Senator Joe Liberman's campaign bus during his successful 2006 senatorial campaign, interview several composition professors at distigushed New England colleges, and most importantly, meet and interact with students all over the world. This is, I believe, YJI's most important feature. Apart from the superb educational value, apart from the great experiences, this culture of cross-cultural understanding is what makes YJI special. Suddenly, when I hear about a bombing in Kabul, or an earthquake in Italy, or a drought in Egypt, it's personal. I have friends there. I've read their published work, and I've read their emails to the group. Sometimes I'll have spoken with them on the telephone, or on Skype. It makes world events a real concern, and makes abstract problems on the other side of the globe important to me. The United States is fighting a was in Afghanistan. Because of YJI, I think about not just the American cost of the war, but the cost to the honest working people of Afghanistan. YJI did that for me. It has given me- and others- a whole new look on the world.

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

stories I've written, places I've gone, and people I've met.

Ways to make it better...

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

give YJI more money. With a very limited budget, YJI has done tremendous things. Imagine what they could do with more.

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

meeting students from other cultures.

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

awesome. No other word to describe them.

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

not just change the world for 100 students, but 1,000, or 10,000.

Ways to make it better...

I had written more.

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

lack of funds.

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

YJI is the best organization I've ever seen, and is perhaps the most underrated nonprofit in the world.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

September 6, 2010

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September 6, 2010

I've been a student in YJI for about a year. I got to do a lot of cool things like go to the first live theater performance I've ever been to, write about a hearing at the state capitol and other events. I've made good friends of many ages, including some from my age group and some older people who have been in YJI for a long time.

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

I've learned about writing journalism and some grammar.

Ways to make it better...

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

I would make sure they had more funding.

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

Going to fun events, like the theater and parties where Youth Journalism members from all around the world came and got to meet the local members.

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

They were really nice and supportive and I learned a lot from them.

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

It could bring all the kids from all over the world together and reach out to kids in different counties.

Ways to make it better...

I don't know how it could have been better! I was in it since 7th grade and I wrote a lot and it was really fun!

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

Having enough funding to do events and help kids.

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

Youth Journalism is a Grat organisation that brings together kids from all over the world. I learned a lot about writing and made some good friends!

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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