Working with migrant youth in New York

Published on 21 August, 2018 by Glasswing

Since the spring, Glasswing has been working with students at International High School at Union Square (IHS-US), a New York City public school for migrant youth. Almost half of the students at this school, are from Latin America and the Caribbean, ages 16 to 22, and are English language learners who have been in the U.S. four years or less and live in single-parent homes. Currently, we implement a youth-led curriculum that directly responds to students’ personal, academic and professional interests and priorities. Our students receive hands-on experience in social skills development, literacy, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy.

Earlier this summer, Glasswing partnered with Morgan Stanley in New York City for their 13th annual Global Volunteer Month. More than twenty Morgan Stanley volunteers and over forty students joined together in a volunteer project at the school. The volunteer project included mural painting inside the school and working together to create vision boards, set goals, and write a “letter to my future self”.