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LSS expands refugee youth services program to middle-schoolers at two Jacksonville schools

Updated: 4 days ago



Middle-school students attending after-school tutoring at Arlington Middle School.


Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida expanded its refugee youth services program to help students in two Jacksonville middle schools. They introduced the middle school program at Arlington Middle School in April, after launching its program at Dupont Middle in March.


Under the umbrella of the Refugee Services Department, the youth services program aims to provide comprehensive support to students as they navigate their academic journey. From homework help to core subject tutoring, students will have access to resources that promote academic success and personal growth.


One unique aspect of the program is its focus on creating a supportive environment for refugee students. By offering a dedicated space where they can connect with peers facing similar challenges, the program fosters a sense of community and belonging.


Prior to the middle school expansion, the youth services program primarily catered to high school students. Recognizing the importance of early intervention, the organization is now extending its reach to middle schoolers, providing them with the tools and support they need to thrive academically and socially.


As the program at Arlington Middle School takes shape, there are numerous ways for the community to get involved and support its mission. Whether through volunteering, donations, or spreading the word, every contribution makes a difference in the lives of the students we serve.

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