Ask legislators on the Senate Workforce Development Committee to support HB 160 Refugee Continuing Education Program!
There are currently 60,000 refugees in Utah, thanks to compassionate programs helping people from around the world find safety after fleeing from threats of persecution and violence in their home countries. Education is vital to help refugees find good jobs, achieve stability and become part of the fabric of our communities. However, according to the United Nations Refugee Agency, refugee children are five times more likely to not attend or have access to education, and only 22% of refugee adolescents attend secondary school. Completing high school in Utah can be a challenge for young adult refugees who have aged out of traditional high school programs. HB 160 Refugee Continuing Education Program by Rep. Carol Spackman Moss (D-Holladay) would establish a refugee continuing education program to ensure that refugees who have aged out of traditional high school can receive education critical to long term success.
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