The Voices That Matter Most project works with KIND clients and other immigrant and refugee children to help them share their stories of fear, flight, resilience, and hope for public education and advocacy. Through workshops, trainings, and public speaking and advocacy opportunities, the Voices That Matter Most 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 in a variety of ways, these young people learn how to bring about positive change within their schools, communities, and beyond.
KIND client Josie* fled sexual and gender-based violence in El Salvador for safety in the United States. She wanted to share her story to help others – and found her voice through writing and performing her rap, which we filmed in silhouette to protect her identity. Josie has a tough story to tell – the sad reality for most of the unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children KIND works with – but as you will see, she has found her voice and her power, despite all she has lived through.
We work with our clients and other immigrant and refugee children to help them share their stories of fear, flight, resilience, and hope for public education and advocacy. Hear their stories.
KIND clients are working with the youth arts organization Artolution on a program called Beyond the Wall, through which immigrant and refugee teenagers, many of whom fled violence in Central America and are clients of KIND, design and paint a large-scale public mural to reflect on their experiences and create an accompanying performance.
The stories of the refugee, migrant, and internally displaced teens from Central America in these videos are the stories of thousands of children who have fled their communities and countries to escape extreme violence and to save their lives. KIND, UNICEF, and local partners worked with children in El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico to tell their and their families’ migration stories through drawings and writing.
Kids, no matter where they are from, deserve safe futures.
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