Saturday, March 7, 2015

FLY helping refugee kids acclimate to U.S.

Bethany Ortquist, head of the Focused Learning for Youth After School Program, stands with her students during snack time. Ortquist hopes the FLY is making a difference in the community. Ortquist and her associates oversee the program that is sponsored by the Jericho Road Community Health Center. The program is located on 301 14th St. and is available to refugee students around the area. FLY focuses on meeting the needs of middle school refugee children grades six through eight in its attempt to keep pace with the fast moving U.S. educational system. By Ryan Esguerra and Nicholas Malahosky