Saturday, May 27th, 2017

Refugee Youth Services

“He feels safe because your program gives him support.”

“My daughter’s English has improved, and she received honor roll.  She has lots of friends!”

“The tutorial program helps the children speak English faster, and they get better grades as a result.”

“Children learn a lot from the tutoring program since they only been here in the U.S. For 4 months.”

With offices in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Miami-Dade counties, Refugee Youth Services assists newly arriving refugee youth, helping them build a solid foundation for the future. The program seeks to increase academic success, enhance career readiness, reduce risk factors for drop out, and improve overall acculturation. The program offers a comprehensive array of holistic, community based services, designed to help school age refugee youth increase their overall chances for a successful new life in the United States.

Types of Services include:

  • Psychosocial screening and academic assessment
  • Direct bilingual/bi-cultural school liaison and advocacy to insure students are appropriately placed and receive needed academic and ESOL services
  • Tutoring and homework assistance
  • Promoting involvement in after school and summer programs
  • Career exploration and vocational assistance for teens
  • Fun and educational acculturation activities
  • Parenting education and resources
  • Individual and group counseling (non-clinical)
  • Family violence prevention
  • Case management linkage and referrals to community services

This program is sponsored by the State of Florida, Department of Children and Families, Refugee Services Program with grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement.

You can view our RYFP Newsletters here to learn about what our program has done in the past.

Service Locations: Pinellas County, Hillsborough County, Miami-Dade County

Contact information

Pinellas County
13630 58th Street North, Suite 104
Clearwater, FL 33760
Telephone: (727) 450-7290
Fax: (727) 450-7285
fcst@gcjfs.org

Hillsborough County
225 W. Busch Blvd, Second Floor
Tampa, FL 33612
Telephone: (813) 558-1370
Fax: (813) 558-1408
fcst@gcjfs.org

Miami-Dade County
10300 SW 72nd Street, Suite 380
Miami, FL 33173
Telephone: (305) 275-1930
Fax: (305) 275-1935
fcst@gcjfs.org