Refugee Youth: A Force for Change (SEATTLE)

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May 8, 2018 // 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Location: Global Washington

1601 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1900, Seattle, WA 98101

Free! Program: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.; Please RSVP here.

Youth in refugee camps have two choices: to let the stress of a life in crisis put them at risk of making harmful and dangerous choices, or to focus on building a future of peace and stability.

Omar al-Tal, a Youth Program Leader in Jordan, believes in the incredible potential of young people today. Omar works in our youth centers to provide academic support, teach skills like English and computers, and coach youth in life skills like communication, goal setting, and teamwork. The centers offer a sense of stability. Please join us at Global Washington in Seattle on May 8 for a discussion with Omar on the opportunities and challenges these young people face as they approach the next phase of their lives, and hear his vision for how war is shaping the next champions for peace.

“When adolescents and youth have a vision they will dedicate their life to achieving it,” Omar says. “So our role basically is to help them build that vision, to help them to know themselves more, and to help them know the value that they have.”

Refreshments provided.