***YALLA IS THE ONLY COLLEGE PREPARATORY ORGANIZATION IN CALIFORNIA THAT USES SOCCER AND ACADEMIC PROGRAMS TO MOTIVATE REFUGEE AND IMMIGRANT YOUTH TO REBUILD THEIR LIVES.***
San Diego is on of the fastest growing refugee cities in the United States with over 14,976 refugees. For the past six years, YALLA has served over 1,000 refugee and immigrant youth, ages 6-18 from all across the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia. Some of the largest immigrant populations are from Iraq, Burma, Somalia and Iran, with Arabic, Farsi, Somali, and English as the most spoken languages.
YALLA's vision is to create a college hub for refugee and immigrant youth through state-of-the-art, technology-based, academic programs. YALLA utilizes students’ love of soccer as a hook to motivate them to focus on academics and build a successful future.
I invite you to help impact the lives of refugee and immigrant youth and build a bright future together! You can donate directly and/or share the fundraising link with others :) --> https://www.crowdrise.com/fundraiser/edit/yalla-fundraiser/barbarabustamante . Muchos thank yous! :)
See below for examples of how your funds will be used to contribute to YALLA programming.
- $30 -- Pays for one week of a student’s one-on-one English training with a literacy tutor
- $60 -- Pays for a high school junior to tour a California university
- $100 -- Pays for one student to participate in YALLA’s summer tech camp
Thank you for your visit and contribution. For more info about YALLA please visit http://yallasd.org/