About the Voices Project

Immigrant and refugee children have powerful voices and compelling stories of fear, flight, resilience, and hope. Through workshops, trainings, and public speaking opportunities, The Voices That Matter Most project helps children tell their personal stories, build communications skills and gain confidence and self-esteem that that will help set them on a path toward hopeful and productive futures. As they share their unique stories through the Voices project, these young people educate the public and policymakers, and bring about positive change within their schools, communities, and beyond.


Advocacy Day 2017 

10 students from the Voices project joined KIND in Washington, DC to share their stories on Capitol Hill! Click below to see photos and learn more about the day:

Voices Advocacy Day

“Friendship has no borders” -Yoni, Eritrea

Students attended Social Justice Day at the University of Maryland where they shared their stories and then got to meet facility and got a tour of the campus.

Sonia Nazario, Author of Enrique's Journey, came and spoke to over 100 students at a school KIND has been working with on the Voices project. Sonia then stayed after the talk to work with and hear some of the students stories and helped them in their writing process.

Posters of the students who shared their stories at the UMD Social Justice Day. They help round table discussions on immigration to the US focusing on why they came to the US and what they hope for their future.

“I had to leave my high school because we received a call from gang members threatening my family and me. It’s important for me to tell my story because I want to people know about why I came here and what is happening in my country." -Hender, El Salvador

Voices participants speaking at KIND's 2017 annual gala in New York. Six students shared their stories and got a standing ovation from over 300 attorneys, philanthropists, and guests.