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Youth Education and Support

Youth Education and Support

Being a child or young adult who lived in a refugee camp face many obstacles when integrating into US culture.   Besides difficulties of navigating in the US educational system, there are many negative societal pressures that must be faced.   Also it is important that they not abandon their cultural and faith heritage.

RYAEI Youth Education and Support provides direct client work as well as sector development in the education and community space.  Participating children and youth have opportunities in such areas as sport/recreation, education, employment, and faith development. The goal is for young people to develop a strong sense of belonging and resilience during settlement and beyond.

The need:   For refugee families supported by RYAEI, there are currently are approximately 100 children enrolled in school. 

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