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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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    TYO and Google One Today

    Have you heard of the One Today app by Google? One Today lets users easily give $1 each day to causes and nonprofits that inspire them. It’s a way to make an easy, affordable, one-time donation to causes that you want to support. Each organization presents a compelling statistic that explain why the work they do is so crucial, and you’ll learn how just $1 truly can make a difference. We’re excited to announce that TYO is now on One Today! Here’s our story: According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, 93% of children in Palestine have faced domestic violence. At TYO, we implement holistic, Continue reading…

    April 17th, 2015 | Read more

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    Time to Break a Sweat and Bust a Move

    You know that feeling too well, when you step off the treadmill, wipe the last bead of sweat off your brow after a hot yoga class, or finish a long hike. You get that rush of energy, your mood is uplifted  and you feel confident to take on whatever the day may bring your way. The physical and mental benefits of regular physical activity are hard to ignore and are yours for the taking – regardless of your age, sex, or socioeconomic status. While your goal may be just to shake off a ‘case of the Mondays,’ exercise offers countless Continue reading…

    April 16th, 2015 | Read more

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    Youth in Focus: An Interview with Somaya M.

    Somayya M. is from Sarra, a village outside of Nablus. In 2014, she graduated from An Najah National University with a bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences. How did you hear about TYO, and what sparked your interest in TYO’s Youth Service Learning Program? While in university, I took an English language course with Denise, one of the interns in TYO’s international internship program. Through the experience, I became very interested in volunteering at TYO and specifically working with the international interns in order to improve my English. I applied and was accepted as a volunteer in the early childhood Continue reading…

    April 14th, 2015 | Read more

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    Intern Alumni Guest Post: Amanda

    This blog post features former intern Amanda as she reflects on her time as a TYO intern last summer in Nablus. I had been studying Kathleen Hanna directly prior to my arrival in Nablus. Kathleen Hanna was the original Punk Rock girl in the 80s. She started a feminist movement because she used her fame to preach about the necessity for equality for women. She would often be heard at her shows screaming “GIRLS IN THE FRONT, GIRLS IN THE FRONT” to make men move away from the front of the stage and create a safe environment for women to dance Continue reading…

    April 13th, 2015 | Read more