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70 Youth set new standard of Performance in 9th Annual OLI Shows

September 6, 2016

Hundreds of youth from five communities participated in OLI workshops during the 2015/16 program Launches, learning a wide variety of dance moves from professional dancers and choreographers. During initial workshops, youth also became familiar with the standards of performance they needed to demonstrate in order to remain in the program. Criteria falls into four key […]

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Eleven Future Leaders Shine on Stage and Off

September 2, 2016

Eleven youth/mentor pairs completed the 2016 Future Leaders program, making this the largest group in the program’s 5 year history. The Future Leaders program inspires returning high school youth and recent high school graduates to take on the challenge of an enriched OLI experience. Challenging expectations in this additional credit course and mentorship program, motivate Future Leaders […]

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2016 OLI YOUTH SURVEY RESULTS

August 3, 2016

May 25, 2016 OLI survey of 68 youth   Since being in OLI, how has it affected your performance at school? Response Count Grades have improved 56 82.4% Attendance has improved 50 73.5% More focused on school work 58 85.3% More aware of own performance in school 42 61.8% Improved effort to arrive on time […]

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Future Leaders Reach Above and Beyond

September 14, 2015

OLI Future Leaders is an enrichment program for returning OLI youth in grade 10 or higher who want to challenge themselves to reach above and beyond the requirements and criteria of the regular OLI experience to explore the art of Leadership. Youth are guided in the analysis and development of leadership skills through communication, reflection, […]

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Two milestones for 2015 high school graduates

August 14, 2015

Audience members who attend OLI’s Annual Performance every year often remark that one thing they always look forward to is that time in the show when the high school graduates from the group are introduced, recognized, and applauded. OLI provides a forum to celebrate that all-important milestone, the completion of a high school education. Every […]

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