Saturday, March 24th, 2018

Refugee Youth Pathways

GCJFCS Refugee Youth pathways

Assists newly arriving refugee teens sixteen- to nineteen-years-old who may be considering dropping out of school, might be falling behind in their high school graduation requirements, or who would benefit from alternatives to a traditional high school education.

To ensure a successful new life in the United States, teens receive education, career, and language skills through tutoring, individual support, mentoring and group activities.

GCJFCS Refugee Youth Pathways - Eckerd College Group Fun

Refugee Youth Pathways – Eckerd College Group Fun

Academic Pathway

Teens receive tutoring services for core academic courses to graduate from high school or obtain a General Educational Diploma (GED)

Career Pathway

Teens receive access to vocational skills training and to employment services

Since 2005 we have served over 2000 individuals from more than 25 countries.

Volunteer Opportunities

We are always in need of dedicated individuals to volunteer as program aides, mentors and tutors.

Program requirements

Ages 16-19
Resides in Hillsborough or Pinellas County
Participants are refugees, asylees, or Cuban/Haitian entrants
Has lived in the United States less than 5 years



Hillsborough County
3550 West Waters Avenue, Suite 101
Tampa, FL 33614

Pinellas County
14041 Icot Boulevard
Clearwater, FL 33760

Refugee Youth Pathways 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.


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