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Fly with us!


for children raised in welfare homes. 




Jina was raised at the Dong Myung

Children's Center, where she graduated

(aged out) in February 2016.


Jina came to the United States in the fall of 2016

and began her YANA Study Abroad Program

at Bergen Community College as an ESL student.

Jina has been a student at the University

of California, Riverside, since the fall of 2020.
She is pursuing a bachelor's degree

in biology and expects to finish in 2023.


My childhood in the welfare center molded me into someone

that tried so hard not to deviate from the norm.

I was a child that wasn’t able to vocalize what I wanted,

and I was someone who believed that I was not valued.

At the time all my peers were preparing to go to college,

I wondered if I would be able to go, too.

However, through YANA, I was given an opportunity to study abroad

– something that I had never even imagined.

In taking the opportunity, my heart was two-fold.

I wanted to leave my circumstances behind, but at the same time,

I wanted to be able to take this challenge into stride despite my circumstances.


I came to the US and received an outpouring of love.

While studying in my new environment and being a part of the YANA family,

I slowly came to realize that I was enough.

I was loved for who I was.


I’m now at a place where I’m thinking about what kind of person

I’m supposed to be, and what career to pursue.

I just want to thank all those who have walked along side me in my journey.

Thank you. No matter what job I have in the future,

all I know is that I want to be someone who is

able to love someone else as freely as I have been loved.

-Jina Park

Please support Jina so that she can fly high into her dreams.

2022 FALL - 2023 SPRING

(2/10/2023 UPDATED)

* Disclaimer

The individual fundraising goal for the YANA Study Abroad Program is based on the estimated cost of attendance calculated by their attending college. This includes tuition & fees, books & supplies, room & board, health insurance, transportation, and personal expenses. Please understand that as required by IRS regulations, any tax-deductible donation is made to the charitable organization (YANA Ministry Inc.) and not the individual (student) — otherwise it is a non-deductible gift and should be given directly to the student. For students qualified for and participating in our YANA Study Abroad Program, the IRS allows donors to state a preference of how their contribution is used and request that the gift support a particular student — and it allows the charitable organization (YANA Ministry Inc.) to fully consider that request as long as the donor understands and acknowledges for charitably given tax-deductible gifts that the ultimate authority regarding the disposition of your donation is at the discretion of YANA Ministry Inc. By using this online form, or other method described above, you are acknowledging and agree to those IRS guidelines.

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