This project is an informal academic program that supports refugee youth in achieving grade level performance in school through one-on-one adolescent literacy tutoring with a college tutor.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Most of the youth served by the program received their elementary schooling in refugee camps. For all of these youth, English is their second language. As a combined result of limited language proficiency, lack of prior formal schooling, and low literacy levels within the adult population, these youth are unprepared for the structure and content rigor of the traditional American high school.
How will this project solve this problem?
The program provides participants with proven strategies for school success, as well as opportunities to apply their new skills and competencies to furthering the goals of their community through community service.
Potential Long Term Impact
This program provides a structured opportunity for teens to improve their grades in school, as well as to prepare them for a new culture and social world, while remaining connected to their communities of origin.
Total Funding Received to Date: $1,290
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $1,290 . The original project funding goal was $4,000.