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Organization for Youth Empowerment
June 9, 2011

OYE provided me with one of the most rewarding experiences of my life! Their organization and strong outreach into all segments of El Progresso's population allowed them to have a strong and positive impact on the community around them. Their willingness to tackle a variety of problems and give responsibility to the students themselves allows participants to gain life and career skills that are useful and critical for their individual futures. OYE's capacity to work globally with American students like myself ensures that it will maintain a strong presence in the long run. Whether it is a trip to a local orphanage or skill or doing its multi-faceted radio program, OYE is a testament to the future solutions for the El Progresso community and beyond. I look forward to being witness to its ever growing progress in the future.

The Great!

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

my participation and working alongside them in all of their endeavors.

Ways to make it better...

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

stick to a specific activity each day rather than trying to cover a multitude of issues every day.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I volunteered on an alternative spring break where I worked with OYE students on various projects, like visiting orphanages and repairing schools.