San Diego, CA
Middle School Youth Program Volunteer
BACKGROUND: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is at work in over 40 countries and 26 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities.
For the second academic year, IRC San Diego is serving middle school refugee students in the Cajon Valley Unified School District. Students enrolled in the middle school program will engage in an after-school club focused on social-emotional enrichment, leadership development, civic engagement and acculturation. In addition, students will have the opportunity to go on 2 monthly field trips to explore their new home city through unique growth activities including museums, arts, culture, and outdoor adventure!