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Empowering Refugee Youth

By Iman Rastegari on November 3, 2016 11:19 AM

Motivating refugee and immigrant youth has long been a passion for master's student Mark Kabban. This led to his creation of Yalla (Youth and Leaders Living Actively) in his hometown of San Diego, an organization that uses soccer to engage refugee children and help inspire them toward a future that will include college. Now enrolled in the Ed School's Technology, Innovation, and Education Program, Kabban — along with his classmate Alethea Campbell, whom he met in Associate Professor Karen Brennan's T-550: Designing for Learning by Creating — is working on a curriculum for Yalla that will help his young students fall in love with learning: