Youth

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Bassidi's Story

After the arrest of his father, Bassidi shared how his farther's lack of "papers" have prevented him from getting a job and supporting his family.

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Jocelyn's Story

16-year-old Jocelyn recounts the last day she saw her mother and how her family's life has changed since the deportation.

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Youth Undoing Instituional Racism and Juvenile Justice

King County Juvenile Detention Center

King County Juvenile Detention Center

King County Juvenile Detention Center

The Community Justice Program and partners will conduct a Freedom School in the King County Juvenile Justice Center and Washington State Juvenile facilities annually. Youth Undoing Institutional Racism (YUIR) will also engage in a community organizing campaign linking racial disparities in education to the current over-incarceration of youth of color in King County, Washington.

Tyree Scott Leadership Institute

The Tyree Scott Leadership Institute (Freedom School) is a powerful participatory experience for young people designed to inspire a lifetime of community involvement. Youth analyze the systems that perpetuate violence and injustice and learn about social change movements, empowering them to promote racial justice, human rights and peace.

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Jocelyn family

Joceyln and her family

Joceyln (bottom row, middle), her father, and five siblings in front of their home in New Jersey.

youth testify in front of congress

youth in front of congress

Youth testify in front of congress.

Somali Youth display their stories for World Refugee Day

During the commemoration of the World Refuge Day, some Somali and Ethiopian youth were sponsored by AFSC to exhibit pieces of their photography, creative projects and cultural dances in Nairobi. The groups travelled long distances from Daadab refugee camp and from the Ogaden region of Ethiopia to share in Kenya’s capital, a regional hub.

Who we are

AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more

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AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.

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