Guest Post: Refugee Transitions Providing Summer Fun and Learning

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Summer is finally here, and with it sunshine, a break from school, and family trips and vacations. However, for many refugee and immigrant youth, summer can be the most difficult and dreary time of the year. Many of these youth are low-income and unable to join in on the summer activities that their peers may be able to enjoy – even the resources that are available are often difficult to access, as students need a means of transportation to and from various summer camps and enriching activities.

Refugee Transitions, a nonprofit social service and education organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area, provides invaluable support to these newcomer students during their first years in their new communities, providing safe, supportive and engaging learning environments. As part of their programming, the agency organizes annual summer camps for refugee youth, which help to relieve students from frequently home-bound days. [Read more…]