Last Friday was the last day of our Summer Youth Clubs for World Relief Dupage/Aurora. The summer program brought together kids and young adults from Burma, Iran, Sudan, Syria, and several other countries. I was invited to capture the kids learning together, crafting (and I may have tied Many-a-bracelets :), bonding with volunteers, learning to play American football, and making new friends. These programs are so important as World Relief helps refugee families adjust and feel confident in America. I loved watching the volunteers giving high fives to kids after their first touch down and the kids playing together with other kids from opposite ends of the globe who now share a common experience.
Local churches host these clubs and these programs are staffed by volunteers committed to World' relief's vision of partnering with local churches and volunteers to provide hope to those whose lives have been disrupted by violence and persecution. Learn more about getting involved here.