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4 FLEX Alumni Projects That Were All About Promoting STEM in 2018

Given the progress of technology, foundational skills in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) have become more important than ever. Throughout 2018, FLEX alumni carried out several projects and activities focused on STEM. These help promote the concepts of...

Alumni Mentoring Games in North Kazakhstan

In March, Alumni Coordinator Aknur Berdigulova ‘14 (Karaganda, Kazakhstan/Pearland, TX) coordinated 97 alumni meet-ups with the goal of promoting participating alumni’s professional and personal development through the Alumni Mentoring Games. Her secret to this successful endeavor is the Alumni...

Youth Empowerment in Eurasia: Seven Initiatives by FLEX Alumni

FLEX Alumni became more independent and grew as they lived, and learned during an academic year in the U.S.  Many returned home to share the skills and lessons that they learned while abroad, some focusing on youth empowerment. This...

Ayaulym Tursynkhnova ’17: Change Starts Locally

Ayaulym Tursynkhanova’17 (Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan /Beresford, SD) is both a FLEX and ACCESS Program alumna. She is a former City Representative (CR) of Ust-Kamenogorsk, and, as a civic activist, uses her creativity skills to develop her hometown and engage young...

FLEX Alumni Reunion at the Youth Global Forum in Paris

 North Kazakhstan Alumni Coordinator Aknur Berdigulova '14 (Karaganda, Kazakhstan - Pearland, Texas) received a fellowship to attend the Youth Global Forum from December 2 to 6, 2018 in Paris, France. The theme of the forum, Worldwide Impact Investing:...