3rd Annual International Business Mixer of Greater Memphis

One Step Initiative hosted its 3rd International Business Mixer of Greater Memphis at the historic National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine. he event served as an opportunity for students to meet international business professionals, and fundraiser for their upcoming Spring education abroad program in Ghana, West Africa with stops in London, along with a winter program in East Africa.

Congrats to Our 2017 Graduates!

As OSI celebrates year three, we want to take the opportunity to congratulate our OSI Global Ambassadors who will be taking the next step to college and continuing the path to their roles as future leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators.

Donor Appreciation 2016

An OSI Recap and Vision for Year 3. March 6, 2017- On behalf of the One Step Team and our Youth Global Ambassadors, we would like to thank you all for your support through another groundbreaking year! Your prayers, mentorship, and donations continue to help us disrupt the limiting narratives youth have about their lives and…

Welcome Home

To stand in a position to create something that’s meaningful, impactful, and transforms the lives of an entire generation of students has been the ultimate gift.

Student Feature: Moses

A talented athlete, Moses is exploring scholarship opportunities that will assist with subsidizing his college education. In addition to playing for St. Benedict and the OSI Youth Global Ambassador Program, Moses is involved in the Memphis Kings organization through basketball and community service.

Student Feature: Brayla

When you meet OSI Global Ambassador Brayla Phillips, you are immediately drawn to her energy and intelligence. The high school senior has a keen interest in technology and aspires to study engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

#GivingTuesday 2017

#GivingTuesday unites service organizations around the world by sharing our capacity to care for and empower one another. In our efforts to groom global citizens and future leaders out of blight, we are excited to expand awareness and build the capacity of grassroots study abroad education programs through
#GIVINGTUESDAYOSI
#GRITGRINDGIVE.

Student Journal: Shatinique

“Ever since I joined [OSI], I’ve seen improvement in my life. I rode a plane for the first time, visited Ghana, West Africa, and had new experiences along the way.”

Re-Entry Program 2017: The Kitchen Community

As part of the Global Ambassador Re-entry program, One Step Initiative teamed up with The Kitchen Community to launch the Brewster Elementary School Garden Prep Day. This program followed our young adventures first trip abroad, where they learned about the importance of agriculture, organic farming, and sustainability.

Seth Dei Invites OSI to Dei Center

Youth Global Ambassadors met with Seth Dei, philanthropist, CEO and co-founder of Blue Skies. Blue Skies has the largest fresh fruit and juice factories in Ghana.

Student Journal: Tadariel

“I was very excited when I went to the Cape Coast castle. I had a visual history lesson” 2016 Youth Global Ambassador Tadariel writes an online journal about her first-time travel experience overseas with One Step Initiative. Cape Coast Castle Dungeons experience through the eyes of a Memphis, TN high school student.