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Youth Journalism International
October 15, 2012

When Malala Yousafza, a 14-year-old Pakistani girl, was shot by The Taliban for advocating education for girls in her Swat Valley home, the world felt angry and sad. At Youth Journalism International, we did, too. But we also did something concrete: we asked our students to write about it. Among the many eloquent pieces we received was one from a Pakistani girl, 15-year-old Arooj Khalid, who has been writing for YJI for more than a year already. It's a beautiful piece, courageous and true. And that's what makes YJI so special: We are out there helping young people around tell their stories, day in and day out. There's nothing else like it.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

MY ROLE:
Board Member

Bread and Water for Africa
September 28, 2012

I have watched this charity from a distant for quite some time. It does enormously important, wonderful work in areas of Africa that need all the help they can get. Those involved are committed and talented.

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Likely

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Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public

Youth Journalism International
May 22, 2012

Youth Journalism International constantly surprises me. It's always done a wonderful job of helping young people around the world tell the stories that shape their lives. It's built bridges across cultures and opened minds in many ways. Only recently, though, have I realized how its extensive coverage of the arts is making a real difference. YJI students, like many, have done scores -- maybe hundreds -- of movie reviews over the years. They have also written dozens of theater and music reviews. They have gone to art museums. They have written about cultural institutions as varied as Mystic Seaport and the Louvre. They have interviewed artists and actors, poets and writers. They have done an astonishing amount to bring the arts to the attention of their peers and to the world as a whole. They have also jumped in at times to participate in appropriate artistic endeavors, including the recent 24-hour reading of Uncle Tom's Cabin at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center in Hartford. And at least one alumni became a professional artists at least in part because his editorial cartoons done for YJI showed off his talents early.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

MY ROLE:
Board Member

ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTERS OF CONNECTICUT INC
April 2, 2012

The Environmental Learning Centers of Connecticut, which runs Indian Rock and the Barnes Nature Center, does a stellar job of preserving critical open space in Central Connecticut, educating young people about the environment and the natural world and opening eyes to the wonders around us. Its officials work for relatively low pay, put in long hours and show their love for the place and the people who use day in and day out. It's hard to imagine a nonprofit that is more committed to its mission. I can't say enough about how terrific this organization is.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public

GreatNonprofits
April 1, 2011

Youth Journalism International has found Great Nonprofits a wonderful resource for learning more about our own organization and for telling the world about its activities.
We also have to say a word of praise for how quickly its technical staff fixed a glitch not of its own making. These folks are really good.

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Helping us hone our work and spread the word.

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

Not sure. I'm glad it's teamed up with GlobalGiving.

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Client Served & Just had my organization reviewed.... a lot.

Youth Journalism International
March 31, 2011

We hope that anyone interested in Youth Journalism International will read through these reviews. You will get a great sense of what this organization is all about -- and why it needs your help.

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countless new friends across the globe.

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

ensure it had enough funding to keep up with soaring demand from eager students in more than 50 countries.

MY ROLE:
Board Member & You name it.