IRC’s Youth Program is back in action!
The IRC Youth Program started it’s summer youth acculturation program in June. Everyone has been having a lot of fun! The purpose of the program is to help newly arrived refugee youth from several countries around the world acculturate to life in Utah. In the youth learn about local resources, develop English language and literacy, and facilitates school preparedness. The program also enables practice of social skills, builds confidence, self-esteem, and a positive bi-cultural identity. Groups meet once a week for community field trips, playing games, and doing hands-on educational group activities together. Each child is paired with a volunteer while learning about topics ranging from hygiene, nutrition and recreation to finances, transportation, and safety. So far participants and volunteers have played elbow tag & name juggling, posed for portraits, planted a garden, taken a field trip to Great Harvest Bread Co. and learned about hygiene and nutrition.
The IRC Youth Program would like to thank Smith’s Market Place, The Great Harvest Bread Co., The Murray Boys & Girls Club, The Neighborhood House, and all the IRC’s wonderful Youth Program Volunteers and Interns for your generous time and support.