Supporting independent refugee and immigrant youth to achieve their full potential. The Boaz Organization for Youth's mission is to support, celebrate, and empower refugee and immigrant youth who have arrived to the U.S. without a parent or guardian. 60,000 youth under 18 entered the country unaccompanied in 2016, mainly from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. They face a multitude of challenges to success once they arrive. The gang violence, abuse, neglect, abandonment, or other traumatic situations they have experienced in their home country or on the journey to the U.S. leave psychological wounds that hinder success if not healed. The majority of the youth we serve do not speak E...
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