In the Spotlight: REFUGES Bridge Program

Since its establishment, the overall goal of REFUGES has been to provide a comprehensive support system for under-served students that includes foundational academic and social support, as well as assistance to successfully transition to college. The Bridge Program, one of the components of REFUGES, is designed for incoming University of Utah freshmen who are from […]

REFUGES February celebration

On February 1, 2017, the REFUGES afterschool and Saturday programs celebrated and honored student participants for their time, effort, and dedication. Over 100 students and parents attended the celebration event at the University of Utah’s Natural History Museum. Certificates of achievement were awarded at the event to 33 students. While many REFUGES seniors are still […]

REFUGES Bridge Program applications due April 1

The REFUGES Bridge Program is now accepting student applications!   The REFUGES Bridge Program, launched in 2013, is designed for incoming University of Utah freshmen who are interested in majoring in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics) field. The program provides young people with a supportive peer group and a unique summer opportunity to live […]

New addition to REFUGES Afterschool program

Many students in the REFUGES afterschool program have indicated that they feel a high level of stress in their daily lives. In July, Nadia Jassim (REFUGES Program Coordinator) participated in a five-day workshop on mindfulness-based stress reduction. She will apply her training to help REFUGES students cope more effectively with short- and long-term stress, develop greater self-respect, and […]

REFUGES afterschool program gears up for Fall

The REFUGES afterschool program takes place on the University of Utah campus during the academic year. It provides refugee and new American students in grades 7-12 with academic support, educational enrichment, recreational activities, social development, and assistance with college applications.   This program is FREE and is currently accepting students for Fall 2016.   To […]

REFUGES Afterschool wraps up another great year

    On May 26, REFUGES concluded another successful year of afterschool programming for refugee and new American youth in grades 7-12.   Over 100 students participated in the 2015-2016 REFUGES afterschool program on the University of Utah campus; REFUGES is offered in collaboration with Sudanese Youth in Action (SYA, for students in grades 7-9) and Transitions […]