FLEX Alumni Ukraine and the 50 Agents of Volunteering

Hanna Bondarenko ‘12 (Odessa, Ukraine/ Jamestown, CA) made a splash in 2019 with the ‘Agents of Volunteering’ Program.  The project taught and empowered 50...

“A Safe Place for Young People to Grow”: Youth Club MOLODI

Liudmyla Serohina ’18 (Volodymyr-Volynskyi, Ukraine/Poulsbo, WA), FLEX City Representative of Volodymyr-Volynskyi, wanted to build a “a safe place for young people to grow and...

FLEX Alumni and The Youth: Shaping Children into Responsible Adults of the Future

Young people play a very important role in the progress of any country. They represent the future and if groomed right, they can bring...

FLEX Alumni and Business: Initiatives that are Helping the Business Community Thrive

Small businesses are often said to be the backbone of any economy. Just like everything else, it is also important to create awareness about...

2019 Alumni Workshop for Youth Leaders in English Teaching in Irpin, Ukraine

From May 29 to June 2, 58 alumni from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine gathered in Irpin, Ukraine for the first ever AlumniWorkshop...

Love at First Sight: Stories of Alumni Falling In Love With Their Host Communities...

The most exciting part of becoming an exchange student is getting to experience a different culture and meeting new people. Ever since the inception...

FLEX English Teacher Training in Kharkiv, Ukraine

FLEX Alumni Coordinator Vadym Hladun ’16 (Kharkiv, Ukraine/ Kalama, WA) held a first-of-its-kind event in Kharkiv city: the English Teacher Training on March 2....

How FLEX Alumni Impact Small Communities

For recently-returned FLEX alumni there is always a lingering question in the back of their minds: What’s next? Most go to universities in their...

Olena Nikitiuk ’18 Implements WYLET Grant Project in Ukraine

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin Olena Nikitiuk '18 (Rivne, Ukraine/Silver Spring, MD),...

Anti-Corruption Digital Storytelling Workshop in Ukraine

When we listen deeply and tell stories, we build a just and healthy world. Amy L. Hill Sophia Yakovlieva '14 (Olexandriya, Ukraine/Centennial, CO), the Alumni Coordinator...