YALLA - Youth and Leaders Living Actively
We're on a mission to remove social and economic barriers that confront refugee and immigrant youth living in the United States. Without barriers, hope thrives.
YALLA combines the promise of education and the passion of soccer to inspire refugee and immigrant youth to achieve a college education. Since 2010, we've helped 1,200 youth improve literacy scores, academic achievement, and school attendance. In the past two years, four-year universities accepted 88% of our college-bound seniors, with an average of $19,000 in academic scholarships per student. Despite war, despite poverty, despite social and language barriers, YALLA scholars will go to college.