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Our Mission: TYO is an American, non-governmental organization that works in disadvantaged areas of the Middle East, enabling children, youth and parents to realize their potential as healthy, active and responsible family and community members. Read more

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    Winning More Than Just First Place

    This session at TYO marked my first-time teaching 5th and 6th graders English, and with it the introduction to a huge group of students who seemed to have boundless enthusiasm and limitless amounts of energy. In the spirit of TYO, I looked for ways to redirect and focus this energy, rather than trying to suppress it and control it, and ended up introducing my favorite personal teaching style into the classroom: Competition. I am hardly the first teacher to harness the benefits of competition. Its effects have often provided positive results. The use of team competition in education has been Continue reading…

    December 7th, 2017 | Read more

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    Humans of Nablus 40

    When I’m not in TYO, and I don’t have exams, I like to paint. My favorite thing to paint is faces because they show emotions and feelings. I hope that if I take some courses, my painting will improve and I can fulfill my goal – to be an artist. عندما لا اتواجد في منظمة شباب الغد ولا يوجد عندي امتحانات.أحب ان أرسم. رسومي المفضله هي للوجوه لانها تعكس المشاعر والأحاسيس. أتمنى أن أخذ دروسا تساعدني على تطوير موهبتي بالرسم لكي أصل الى طموحي_ أنا أكون فنانه   Majdoleen is a volunteer at TYO with the After-School Academic Program. Related Continue reading…

    November 30th, 2017 | Read more

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    The Art of Making Mistakes

    “There is no such thing as a mistake in art.” Even now, years later, I can still remember my elementary school art teacher encouraging me to embrace mistakes. She showed me how a misplaced line or extra paint splotch could become a new design. There is always a way to transform an accident into an opportunity. As a child pre-occupied with perfection, art gave me space to develop at my own pace. I enjoyed learning without worrying about making mistakes. My elementary teacher must have known that using art in education helps students to develop and become well-rounded individuals. In Continue reading…

    November 23rd, 2017 | Read more

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    Humans of Nablus 39

    If I could give my younger self one piece of advice, it would be to just do what you want to do, and study what you want to study, no one can force you to do anything different. Try hard to achieve your goals because, if nothing else, at least you’re trying اذا استطعت  اعطاء  نصيحه صغيرة ستكون فقط اعمل ما تريد وادرس ما تريد دراسته ولا احد يستطيع اجبارك على عمل شيء مختلف.ابذل كل ما بوسعك للوصول الى هدفك لانك ان لم تبلغ مبتغاه عالاقل كان لك شرف المحاولة   Saffanah is a volunteer at TYO with the After-School Continue reading…

    November 9th, 2017 | Read more