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Youth Refugees Helping Each Other Adjust to their New Life in the U.S.

New York can be a daunting city for anyone—all the more so for a young person new to this country who may not have known life outside of a refugee camp. Fortunately, Helen Samuels, a young Burmese refugee, is helping youth refugees in situations like hers adjust to living in the big city.

Helen and her family fled Myanmar (Burma) for Thailand before coming to the United States in 2008. Now Helen, who’s a member of our Youth Advisory Group, attends high school in New York, and shares her own experiences to help other young refugees.

Meet Helen in this video and learn how she supports her peers and advocates for better policies for youth refugees.