Atlanta’s Youth Futures Program Receives $15K Grant
IRC Atlanta has been awarded a $15,000 grant from The Imlay Foundation for its Youth Futures program. This grant will help IRC Atlanta to continue to offer high-quality academic tutoring and mentoring to refugee youth who need extra help and support to succeed in school and graduate on time.
Youth Futures, which IRC Atlanta has offered for over a decade, serves refugees teens in the two schools that serve the largest number of refugees in metro Atlanta: Clarkston High School and DeKalb County’s International Student Center. Each year, the program helps some 150 refugees by providing a safe, supportive place to go after school to work on homework, as well as a summer internship program, educational and recreational field trips and help with financial aid applications for post-secondary education.
IRC Atlanta is very grateful for the continued support of The Imlay Foundation, which in 2008 awarded a grant to its Adult English as a Second Language program.
If you’d like to get involved with Youth Futures, contact Amber.Mull@theIRC.org.