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Vira Hrabchuk ’19 and her Charitable Theater: “Poklykannia”

Vira Hrabchuk ‘19 (Ternopil, Ukraine/Colorado Springs, CO) started a theater company in Ukraine called "Poklykannia" to raise funds for disabled children in her community. She was inspired to become a disability rights activist after her FLEX year in the...

The Kharkiv Recycling Project: an Initiative by FLEX Alumni Ukraine City Representatives

 “The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.” – Robert Swan, Author FLEX City Representatives Viktoriya Motrenko ’17 (Kharkiv, Ukraine/Walton, KS) and Diana Sobolyeva ‘18 (Kharkiv, Ukraine/Dodge Center, MN), organized a first-of-its-kind initiative in...

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 young Ukrainians to create social initiatives and become change-makers in their cities and towns across...

“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 watch it bloom.” With that idea in the front of her mind, she created the...

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 new ideas that eventually lead to progress and development. Therefore, it is important to shape...