Last updated by Caitlin Gaspar on Wed, 09/04/2019 - 2:23pm
About the InternshipDuties:
- Tutor refugee students between kindergarten and 7th grade
-Serve as friend and mentor to students
-Assist the RISE Tutoring Executive Board in outreach efforts
Refugees: tutoring and mentoring students, as well as providing access to resources from our community partners to refugee families.
Refugees come to the U.S. from dire situations, escaping war, persecution, famine, and more. Yet arriving to a new country is a tough transition, and many families struggle with cultural, educational, and linguistic barriers. This transition is often most difficult for children, who are thrust into a school system ill-equipped to address their unique educational needs. As a result, refugee students frequently fall behind, and are unable to take advantage of the opportunities available to them.
Our organization works with refugee students of all ages, and makes a tangible impact not only through the academic tutoring we provide but through the fun activities and extracurricular trips we put on. Our work not only helps students get caught up (or work ahead) in their core academic subjects, but shows them the possibilities that lie in front of them and the importance of hard work and good decision-making in taking advantage of these opportunities.