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“Young People Are Leading the Way!”: YCS’s 30th Anniversary Celebration

    On September 24th, Youth Community Service (YCS) held a vibrant virtual celebration of its 30th anniversary. The event was emceed by Barbara Spreng, former long-time YCS Board President,...

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First Ever Virtual Shinnyo Fellows’ Orientation!

  The 2020 -2021 Shinnyo Fellows and their respective supervisors and mentors met virtually for the Shinnyo Fellows’ Orientation on August 6th, 2020. It was the first ever virtual...

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“I was really surprised that I did this!” – Personal Reflection on the IPTP Leadership Retreat 2 in LA

Contributed by Ryan Fukuhara, Los Angeles Youth Association (YA) Since 2017, Shinnyo-en Foundation has been developing and delivering a series of Infinite Paths to Peace Leadership (IPTP) Retreats as...

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An Ocean of Stories: Reflection on the 2019 Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawaii Ceremony

Contributed by Qalvy Grainzvolt, Shinnyo-en New York Temple Attending the 2019 Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawaii, a special Memorial Day ceremony held in Hawaii over the last 20 years, I...

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Thumbs up! – Reflection on the 2019 Annual Retreat

  Contributed by Youth Community Service (YCS) youth participants     “My experience at the Marconi Retreat was amazing. The activities were all so inclusive and helped me understand...

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