Eric Gaye, a YES student from Liberia spending his year at Pleasanton High School in the United States, was recently featured in his school's newspaper. While the school has hosted many other exchange students, Eric is their first from Liberia. Eric is from Zwedru, which is located in the southeastern region of Liberia. In Liberia, Eric was involved in many leadership activities, taking on the role of secretary for his church's youth group and student advocate, organizer, and motivational speaker against child abuse. Coming to the U.S. "has been a lifelong dream," says Eric.