Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Listen and be inspired

(Photo: Colorado Public Radio)

In case you missed this edition of Colorado Matters on Colorado Public Radio, please take a few minutes to listen.

This year, African Community Center celebrated the occasion of ten refugee students graduating from high school. Each of the students also received $1,000 scholarship to put toward their college expenses.

For many of these students, just having the opportunity to complete high school is a gift on its own. To do so here--after having to first understand the culture, learn the language, and get caught up with the academic load--seems nothing short of a miracle.

When members of our community put their time and effort into helping refugee parents, entire families benefit. Most refugee parents will tell you that one of the things they value most about resettlement--a long, hard road, for sure--is the opportunity for their children to have a brighter future. This story is one example of how many small acts of kindness help shape a generation.

Click here to follow the link and be inspired!

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