Approximately 40% of refugees resettled in the United States are children, and Baltimore, Maryland is home to one of the largest refugee communities in the US. because of the situations they have encountered prior to resettling, these youth face challenges including abuse, neglect, exploitation, violence, and school dropout. While they are at high risk, are also extraordinarily resilient.
This July, 100cameras will join efforts with the Refugee Youth Project in Baltimore to work with refugee youth from Bhutan, Burma, the Congo, Eritrea, and Iraq. Through this project, we will support RYP in easing the integration experience, preventing school drop-out, preparing youth for college and/or a career, and promoting creative expression to build self-esteem and foster community among diverse Refugee youth populations.
Our unique, three week photo journalism course will empower each kid to make an impact in his or her community. We are honored and excited to carry out our next stateside project with these kids and the Baltimore community. All thanks to your support!
Stay tuned for more in the weeks to come!
- The 100cameras Team