Refugee Youth Advocate
The purpose of the Refugee Youth Advocate is to provide support to students and families by coordinating access to resources to become academically successful. Advocates facilitate integration into society and provide orientation to refugee students and parents with respect to the education system. Youth Advocates coordinate school/parent meetings, attend IEP meetings and facilitate home visits. They work with relocation agencies to support students and families in navigating the education system. Furthermore, they serve on committees addressing refugee youth concerns.