The Voices That
Matter Most

"If we don't tell our story, someone else will tell it for us and it won't be true"

Student Participant

The Voices That Matter Most project works with immigrant and refugee children to help them identify their personal stories and better understand who they are, their place in the United States, and how they can share their voice.

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Victoria*

Changes

One positive change is my education, because now I learn about other cultures, I have a greater variety of subjects and I do not worry...

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Nasser

How My Life Has Changed

Advocacy is important for me because I can speak up to people.

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Julia

The Story of My Life

I will continue to fight to learn and be the best that I can be and also show with actions that I, as an immigrant,...

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Alondra

If I Could Be Reborn

Differences are what divides us and what unite us, we just have to learn ways to embrace our differences and respect each other. Take any...

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Liliana

Family Re-Connection

Living in Mexico means working hard everyday but without seeing many changes. Most of the people immigrate the United States because they say “ more...

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Hender

From My Blood to My New Home

I’m Hender and when I was between 15 and 16 years old I lived in El Salvador with parts of my family because my parents...

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Yonatan

My Journey to America

My name is Yonatan, i am a 16 year old immigrant from eritrea and this is my story...

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Frishta

Between Two Worlds

In Afghanistan, I am the oldest child in my family, our family consists of five people. We came to the U.S. in 2015. We came...

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Orlin

Three painful days

I am Orlin and I am from Guatemala. My mother left when I was 15 months old. I lived with my grandmother. I was 14...

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Katya

My New Beginning

I was born in El Salvador, June 15, 2000.  My childhood wasn’t that easy, I struggled a lot but I never gave up. Now I...

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Aida

Crossing Into A New Life

My name is Aida, i’m 15 years old, and I’m from El Salvador. I crossed the border when I was 13 years old, I know...

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Mwamini

Am a Refugee

Am from a place where to be called a refugee is one thing but to be asked why you’re a refugee is the hardest question...

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Michelle

MY STORY UNDER THE EYES

Hello I'm from Mexico. I was born on April 17, 2001. Now I'm 15 years old I arrived in this country on June 8, 2014...

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Rafael

My Great History

My name is Rafael. I was born in El Salvador, the smallest country in Central America, I remember I had a good childhood, a lot...

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Tehune

Life as a Refugee

My name is Tehune. I was born in Uganda but by nationality I am an Ethiopian. I have a little brother, Ashu, and my parents...

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