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, University…

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.

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.

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.”

A Day with H.E. Dr.Rawlings

Dr. Zenator Agyeman-Rawlings is the daughter of the 4th President of Ghana, Jerry Rawlings and a current Member of Ghana Parliament.

Student Journal: Alexia

“Overall the experience was enlightening to say the least. Seeing that we as African Americans could be so similar to our native land though there are thousands of miles and an ocean between us helped me to see that we still have a connection.” 2016 Youth Global Ambassador Alexia writes an online journal about her first-time travel experience overseas with One Step Initiative. Church service comparison between Ghana and America from the eyes of a pastor’s kid.

Student Journal: Tekia

“After that great experience on the planes as a first time flyer, I could say that I really enjoyed myself and I would love to travel more.” 2016 Youth Global Ambassador Tekia writes an online journal about her first-time travel experience overseas with One Step Initiative. Group departure and arrival in Ghana.

Student Journal: Kyla

“I am glad that I did not let fear hold me back because it was a beautiful sight to see what God has created. I am very thankful for the opportunity, and I know that this a learning experience that I will take back to my family and friends.” 2016 Youth Global Ambassador Kyla writes an online journal about her first-time travel experience overseas with One Step Initiative. Group departure and arrival in Ghana.