This project will spread Malala's mission by empowering the refugee and immigrant girls of YALLA San Diego to host a screening of 'He Named Me Malala' in their community. They will recruit neighboring refugee girls to attend the screening, join the YALLA community, and collaborate with the El Camino High School's Girls Learn International (GLI) chapter to forward their academic and social progress.
YALLA is the only college preparatory organization in California that uses soccer and academic programs to motivate refugee and immigrant youth to rebuild their lives. Several of our students have arrived in San Diego seeking refuge from terror, loss or exile, and experience difficult social or economic transitions.
The youth of YALLA will be empowered to plan a community screening of 'He Named Me Malala' in partnership with the Girls Learn International (GLI) students. As they work together on this event, YALLA students and GLI students will develop the know-how and relationships to make long-term impacts. The GLI students will also act as tutor-mentors, supporting the academic success of the YALLA girls and the global awareness of the GLI mentors.
An increase in reading comprehension levels and leadership skills for the YALLA girls, and an augmented awareness of the San Diego refugee population for the GLI girls.