Category: Youth

Hawa and Halima: Resilience in Action

Only a few hours before their flight was scheduled for take-off, six-year-old Halima came down with food poisoning. Her mother Hawa felt hot tears spring to her eyes, the strain of the moment almost too much to bear. Hawa had spent the last 20 years in Ethiopia, behind the walls of a refugee camp. Now she was making this journey…

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Youth Civic Education Award

We are honored to announce that ReWA’s Youth Program has been selected as a winner of the Seattle CityClub’s Colleen Willoughby Youth Civic Education Award!   Along with four other leading youth civic education programs, ReWA’s Youth Program was chosen from a pool of over 80 applicants. Judges selected winners based on the knowledge, skills, values, and experience that students…

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Elizabeth Gray, Student Leader

Elizabeth Gray, a long-time participant in ReWA’s Youth Program and a senior at Bishop Blanchet High School, was selected as a 2014 Bank of America Student Leader! As a Student Leader, Elizabeth will spend the summer interning at Seattle Goodwill, where she will learn about the inner workings of non-profit organizations.  In July, she will convene with other Student Leaders…

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