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Intern Feature: Raqhelle Leaps to New Heights in South America

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, UniversityContinue reading “Intern Feature: Raqhelle Leaps to New Heights in South America”

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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.

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Intern Feature: Jamie & Legacy of Robert L. Calico Sr.

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 StepContinue reading “Intern Feature: Jamie & Legacy of Robert L. Calico Sr.”

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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 Stories

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.

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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.

Student Stories

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 Journals

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.”

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