Volunteer organization International Charitable Foundation Help-Ukraine was founded in 2014 by Dmitry Yatsun with the belief that it is every birthright to not only see Ukraine, but also experience their homeland via an enriching, hands-on, life-changing experience. Right from the start we believed that an immersion program in Ukraine with volunteer service at its core, especially one that encourages longer-term stays, would foster a greater sense of commitment to things Ukraine and result in inspired and well-prepared young people to lead the next generation. Our alums are leaders with a deeper spiritual, cultural and intellectual understanding and appreciation of the Ukraine people, its history, the importance of language, and with a true desire to focus on our collective future. Our mission is to strengthen ties between the Ukraine and Diasporan, youth, by affording them an opportunity to be a part of Ukraine daily life and to contribute to Ukraine development through work, study and volunteer experiences, while developing life-long personal ties and a renewed sense of Ukraine identity. A significant percentage of Diasporan youth having personal ties to Ukraine, a better understanding of the social, cultural, economic, and political issues and needs there, and globally participating in Ukraine development. Energized and inspired Ukraine homeland youth, committed to remaining in Ukraine, as a result of a better understanding of their critical role in nation building and a stronger connection to their Diasporan counterparts. The development of future leaders of the Diaspora with a better understanding of and strong ties with the homeland, promoting the importance of participation in Ukraine development within their local communities worldwide.