The YMCA of Columbia is excited to be supporting families in the Midlands by hosting Afghan refugee students in our Summer Camps. Most of these students fled Afghanistan less than a year ago. Many of these families provided aid to the U.S. military in Afghanistan. They have had to acclimate to our language and culture overnight. We want to aid them in doing just that!
YMCA Summer Camps enrich refugee students through continued English language exposure and social skill development. These tools help them succeed when they return to the classroom in the Fall. Additionally, children grow in confidence, teamwork ability, and exploration through games, experiments, and field trips. Daily, students are provided a healthy breakfast and lunch, easing the burden on their families as they seek jobs and adapt in countless other ways.
You can be a part of supporting our work to help integrate these children into their new communities in the Midlands. Our Refugee Summer Camp Scholarship Campaign is in need of donations. Please consider giving to this worthy cause today?