OneWorld Now! has been a big part of my success during the last 2 years of high school. I started the program my junior year learning Arabic after school and attending leadership workshops every Friday. At the end of the year I was so surprised at how much commitment I put into this program. OneWorld Now! also offered many more opportunities. My heart was in studying abroad, but I never thought it was possible financially. I was told by OneWorld Now! that I should never let money be a factor, and I got this amazing opportunity to travel to Morocco, immerse in Arabic culture and further develop my language skills.
My OneWorld Now! journey has not stopped there. During my senior year One World Now! helped me with college application preparations and when I was struggling with my senior project, and had only 2 weeks left to come up with a project, I went to OneWorld for advice. They were able to help me develop a workshop on the growing population of multiracial people in the US. The day I held my workshop more than half of the OneWorld Staff was there to support me. That meant so much to me. They were almost like my ultimate support system.
Throughout these 2 years of being involved in OneWorld Now! I see it as more than just a program; I see the staff and students as a big cultural family that is making a change. OneWorld Now! is definitely a good example of Mohamed Ali’s saying – “Impossible is Nothing”.