Updated: Apr 26
A few hours ago, I just got off the phone with a representative from Refugees Northwest Foster Care. What they are doing is amazing. They are currently helping middle school and high school students in the local community adjust to the American system. For example, one of their lessons goes over what taxes mean in this country and how and when to pay them. Their goal is to help them fully assimilate into the American society to make a life for themselves in the country.
This conversation taught me so much about the refugee children in the United States. Many of them come to this country without their parents. They are alone, without their family. Most of the time, their parents send them to this country so they could have a better life. Many of the children come from Afghanistan, Central America, Burma, and Africa. The children are here to achieve their goal of having a better, and it is our job to do just this. Let's take the example of Refugees Northwest Foster Care and follow them in helping the refugee children in our country.