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Youth Tutoring

Are you ready to make a difference in the lives of refugee youth? For refugee kids, navigating a new country, culture, and education system can be overwhelming. Many face language barriers, trauma from their experiences, and limited access to educational resources. Our program aims to bridge these gaps, empowering them to succeed in school and beyond. Join us Saturday mornings for youth tutoring and become a mentor, advocate, and friend to these young individuals.

The impact you'll make:


• Education as Empowerment — Education is a powerful tool for empowerment, especially for refugee teenagers who may have experienced disruptions in their schooling due to conflict, displacement, or resettlement. By helping them with their homework, you're enabling them to build essential academic skills and knowledge that will empower them to pursue higher education and achieve their goals.

• Integration into the Education System —
Many refugee teenagers face challenges in navigating the education systems of their host countries due to language barriers, unfamiliar curricula, or gaps in their previous education. Providing homework assistance helps them integrate more smoothly into their new school environments, ensuring they have the support they need to succeed academically.

• Building Confidence and Self-Esteem —
Homework assistance not only improves academic performance but also boosts teenagers' confidence and self-esteem. When they receive help and guidance to overcome challenges in their schoolwork, they gain a sense of accomplishment and belief in their abilities, which can positively impact their overall well-being and mental health.

• Fostering Independence and Critical Thinking —
Helping refugee teenagers with homework goes beyond providing answers; it encourages them to develop critical thinking skills, problem-solving abilities, and a sense of independence in their learning. By guiding them through assignments and encouraging them to think critically, you're equipping them with valuable skills that extend beyond the classroom.

• Addressing Educational Inequities —
Refugee teenagers often face educational inequities due to factors such as language barriers, poverty, or lack of access to educational resources. By offering homework assistance, you're helping to level the playing field and ensure that all students have access to the support they need to succeed academically, regardless of their background or circumstances.

• Building Trust and Relationships —
Working closely with refugee teenagers on their homework provides opportunities to build trust and meaningful relationships. As you offer support and guidance, you become a trusted mentor and advocate in their educational journey, fostering a sense of belonging and connection that can have a lasting impact on their lives.

• Promoting Academic Success and Future Opportunities —
Ultimately, homework assistance contributes to the academic success of refugee teenagers, opening doors to future opportunities such as higher education, vocational training, and career advancement. By investing in their education today, you're helping to lay the foundation for a brighter and more promising future for them tomorrow.



In conclusion, working with refugee teenagers who need help with homework is essential for their academic success, integration into their new communities, and overall well-being! By offering support, guidance, and encouragement, you're not only helping them with their schoolwork but also empowering them to build a better future for themselves and their families.

Get involved!

Ready to take the next step? Simply fill out the Northwest Community Center volunteer application. A member of our staff will follow up with you. We can't wait to welcome you to our team and embark on this rewarding journey together!


Commitment: Saturday mornings; flexible commitment for a semester

Volunteer time shift: 9:45 AM – 12:30 PM


  • Age: 15+ years old
  • Additional info: completed Northwest Community Center volunteer application; cleared background check; MinistrySafe certification; lunch included


To sign up for Youth Tutoring, click here!

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