Building Welcoming Schools: A Guide for K-12 Educators and After-School Providers

Arriving in a new country can be an overwhelming experience for refugees. One of the first places that refugee and immigrant families have the opportunity connect with others is in schools. Ensuring refugee and immigrant students and their families feel welcome and accepted in their school environments is not only foundational for their academic success, but their longer-term economic and social success as well.

This toolkit offers educators and after-school learning centers a set of activities to engage students, broaden awareness of one another, and find commonalities, regardless of English language abilities.

This toolkit was written by Claire Tesh and Sara Burnett (LMNOEducation LLC), and Andy Nash (World Education, Inc.) It was published as part of the Welcoming Refugees program during Welcoming Week 2017.

Education, Refugees