The Refugee Youth Project at Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) has been awarded Refugee School Impact Grant (RSIG) funding for the 2018 fiscal year from the Maryland Department of Human Services (DHS), Office for Refugees and Asylees (MORA).

This year, BCCC and RYP will serve the Baltimore metropolitan area, including Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Harford County, and Howard County.

The Refugee School Impact program is part of the Division of Refugee Assistance (DRA) and provides funding for activities that lead to the effective integration and education of refugee children. State and state-alternative programs receive grants to support impacted school district services for school-age refugees. Students between the ages of 5 and 18 participate in activities that include:

  • English as a Second Language instruction
  • After-school tutorials, summer clubs and activities for 6th-12th grade students
  • Programs that encourage high school completion and full participation in school activities
  • Parental involvement programs

The Refugee Youth Project will be partnering again with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and Soccer Without Borders (SWB) to deliver programming to refugee and humanitarian immigrant youth here in Charm City and beyond.

Please email Brittany at coordinator@refugeeyouthproject.org for more information about how to refer children and families to our program, to receive school capacity building services through teacher trainings and workshops, or to help parents get engaged in school!