BENEFITING: REFUGEE / IMMIGRANT YOUNG-ADULT NEIGHBOR
Finding a new way to integrate young-adult refugees & immigrants; a peer-to-peer welcome...
In years past, immigrant and refugee families took several generations to fully integrate into society. To this day, first generation newcomers still face many obstacles and hardships, leading to feelings of frustration, loneliness, and even helplessness. We, at Refugee/Immigrant Young-Adult Neighbor (RYAN), find this unacceptable, and thus we are called to intervene in the first generation, specifically with young adults. Our purpose is to bring together young-adult refugees/immigrants with students at nearby colleges and universities to stimulate genuine friendships, while opening the door to higher education, and providing hope for the future.
Any funds received will be used toward the development of our programs assisting college-age refugees/immigrants, and the creation of new campus chapters across the United States and beyond, to empower students in reaching out to our new neighbors!