Refugee and immigrant youth experience tremendous barriers to success and self-sufficiency. These youth are usually one or more years behind their native English-speaking peers, which negatively impacts their self-esteem and learning outcomes. Vietnamese Friendship Association works to mitigate these disparities by providing an after school program, Saturday English School and Summer Science Academy for youth at Seattle World School. Students who have participated in VFA’s academic programs have made strong academic gains. Over 85% of students have increased their math and English scores by the equivalent of half a grade level—as measured by standardized tests.
Emerging Leaders will help at Vietnamese Friendship Association’s Saturday English School. Volunteers will provide one on one support for students and work in groups with the parent class.
This opportunity is open to young professionals as part of our Emerging Leaders 365 program.