Last week, Idaho Education News reporter Sami Edge spent some time with REACH program students and organizers during a field trip to the Boise Library's Collister branch and a back-to-school Q&A. Find Sami's great photos and story here.
The REACH program (Refugees Empowered to Achieve) is supported by a collaborative of local partners to provide youth mentorship and tutoring.
During the field trip, library assistant Katie Fuller walked the kids through the library's helpful resources, such as:
After the tour, Dr. Lisa Sterling with the Boise School District and Herve Mashindora with Central District Health did a Q&A with the kids and provided valuable insight for students to keep in mind as they head back to school.
“Try your best, and maybe your progress looks different than someone else in your class, but don’t give up. ... And find one adult at your school that you trust.”
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Author: Holly Beech
Idaho Office for Refugees Communications Manager