Student Feature: Cysilie

Cysilie Hines-Growe is currently a senior at Freedom Preparatory Academy and will be attending Agnes Scott College to obtain her business degree. Throughout her time in Ghana, she developed herself personally as she was able to discover her self worth and identity. She found comfort in her ethnicity as a young African American woman, and felt free to be herself while letting her personality blossom.

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.

Capturing Fine Art: Photography Student Session

our student ambassadors engaged in a quality photography workshop with Keith Renard. Students cannot wait to use their newly developed photography skills on their trip to Accra and Cape Coast, Ghana. Keith Renard spoke to students about various photography methods to enhance the appeal, and emotion photos can bring to viewers.

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.

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

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.

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.”

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…