About John Legend

John Legend believes that every child deserves a quality education and commits much of his time making sure children have the chance to thrive in school. John has visited the IRC’s Refugee Youth Summer Academy in New York, a program that helps prepare refugee and immigrant children for school in the fall.

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John and the IRC


In visiting the IRC’s Refugee Summer Youth Academy, I really connected with the Leaders in Training [high school refugee students who serve as youth counselors]. It’s wonderful that, after learning from the program and going on to become successful in their own schools, they choose to come back and give their summers to help other students through the same process. I find that inspiring.

John Legend