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How to support ‘newcomer immigrant youth’ in Philadelphia

By Generocity, | October 12, 2022

Stoneleigh Emerging Leader Fellow Julie McIntyre authored an article for Generocity outlining ways to meet the urgent needs of newcomer immigrant youth in Philadelphia.

We are one month into a new school year in Philadelphia. With a renewed focus on equity and student well-being, we must consider the experiences and needs of our city’s newcomer immigrant youth.

The term “newcomer immigrant youth” comprises immigrant adolescents across a range of immigration statuses who have arrived in the U.S. within the past two years. They represent thousands of this city’s residents. Nearly 60,000 Philadelphians moved to the United States within the last five years, and a majority of them earn less than $35,000, according to an analysis by Technical.ly as part of its THRIVING series. Nearly 1 in 4 are aged 18 or younger.

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