Refugee youth face challenges in school
By Jenny Brundin
Salt Lake City, UT – About 900 refugees arrived in Utah the past fiscal year from 20 countries. Over-taxed resettlement programs struggle to help them assimilate. The parents often assume their children will adapt quickly. But some youth - like their parents - arrive disoriented and remain disconnected even after several years here. The obstacles they face are big. With support, they'll succeed. Without - they fall into gangs. KUER's Jenny Brundin starts a multi-part series today examines the lives of several refugee youth of different ages. Today, though, we'll start at Salt Lake City's Glendale Middle School to examine some of the immediate challenges at school.