OSI Intern Raqhelle Millbrooks Leaps to New Heights in South America Raqhelle Millbrooks is originally from Grand Rapids, MI and is currently a Senior pursuing a double major of International Business and Spanish at the University of Memphis. She is the President of the International Business Student Organization at the Fogelman College of Business and Economics, University…
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.
Jamie Martin & Legacy of Robert L. Calico Sr. Tri-State Defender contributing writer Roquita Coleman shares her late father’s legacy with readers. Her generational story includes memories of Robert L. Calico Sr. and his relationship with grandson Jamie Martin. Jamie is an international traveler, student at the University of Memphis and intern at One Step…
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.
Our students were able to participate in cultural activities before the series of extraordinary performances. Some of the cultural engagement activities included viewing oil paintings, Chinese calligraphy, food tasting, and others.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
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…
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.