SBHS Refugee Outreach Club Brings Students Together


South Burlington High School students are continuing to work with young refugee students.

Leaders from the SBHS branch of the Refugee Outreach Club gave an update on programming at Wednesday night’s school board meeting.

South Burlington students work branches of ROC from other Vermont high schools.

Together, they help refugee students with math, English and reading assignments every weekend at Burlington High School. But, these students say the education goes both ways.

 “Us educating refugees and refugees educating us on our backgrounds. The guest speakers are a really great opportunity for that,” said Rachel Norotsky, senior SBHS student.

“The biggest part of the program is to just build relationships with them and have fun with them. They’re really open once you start working with them,” said Foster Ayers, a junior SBHS student.

Students are going to Mt. Mansfield on Saturday, where they will engage with a speaker from Ethiopia.

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