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.
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.
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.