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Supporting Refugee Education in Baltimore

Organized by: Kyle Webb

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THE STORY:

According to the United Nations Refugee Agency, education is one of the highest priorities of refugee communities. In Baltimore, a gap exists in understanding by educators of the specific needs for inclusive education of refugee youth.

Soccer Without Borders and The BCCC Refugee Youth Project partner to provide engaging summer learning opportunities for newcomer youth in Baltimore. This summer academy provides extended instruction time for elementary and middle grades English Language Learners (ELLs), which is crucial to the prevention of learning loss over the long summer break, especially for those students who speak a language other than English at home. In addition to ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) and literacy instruction, our summer academy provides youth with opportunities for social and emotional development through enrichment programming. Students choose between soccer or art programming, where team-building, communication, and fun are the focus. To support implementation of ESOL and enrichment programming for our elementary and middle grades students, high school students are hired through the city’s YouthWorks program to serve as academy support staff. These newcomer youth are able to gain professional experience and skills through this opportunity.

This campaign is organized by a group of seniors at Loyola University Maryland as a capstone for our Global Studies majors and works in coordination with these non-profit organizations, where all of the funds gained go directly to them.

For more information on the BCCC Refugee Youth Project and Soccer Without Borders follow the links below:

http://refugeeyouthproject.org

http://www.soccerwithoutborders.org/#!baltimore/c20li

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Kyle Webb

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