Waterloo

Organization: EMBARC

620 W 5th St floor 4, Waterloo, IA, USA

Phone 3192140178


The Refugee Parent Navigator Project provides peer-to-peer child development and parenting education through community-based support services to increase family problem-solving skills and knowledge of Western parenting norms. Information is provided in the parent's native language. The program also provides access to preschool and kindergarten classes.

Services:

  • Interpretation services for parent and teacher conferences, home visits and fall orientation
  • Cultural presentations
  • Preschool and kindergarten enrollment assistance
  • Parental education and support
  • Connections groups may be available

Eligibility:

Parents who are refugees

Payment:

No Cost to Participant

Handicap Accessible: No

Appointment Needed: No


The Youth Navigator Program is a peer to peer social learning model with a focus on leadership, academic and workforce readiness through trainings and service projects. Youth Navigators are 16-21 year olds from the refugee community who are passionate about community service, academic achievement, and professional development.

Select Youth Navigators also undergo training as literacy coaches and support learning activities for elementary students once a week at Irving Elementary School, and during a 6-week summer camp. The program takes place at West High School during the school year.

Services:

The Refugee Youth Navigator Program Activities includes:

  • 1:1 mentorship
  • Academic and workforce training
  • Summer literacy camp
  • Elementary school support
  • High school afterschool program

Eligibility:

16-21 year olds from the refugee community

Payment:

No Cost to Participant

Handicap Accessible: No

Appointment Needed: No

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