History: The Global Village Project in Decatur is dedicated to educating refugees who have had their education disrupted. In 2009, 30 refugee girls from seven countries were its first students. By 2012, the school was an accredited private special purpose school.
Did you know: On average, refugee girls can miss up to three years of school before arriving in the United States. Each year, when 40 to 50 teenage girls arrive at the school, they are immersed in a learning model that teaches academic, social, and emotional skills.
Its motto: Global Village Project's mission is to develop a strong educational foundation for each student within a caring community, using a strengths-based approach and intensive instruction in English language and literacy, academic subjects, and the arts.
How you can help: Volunteers and mentors spend time assisting teachers with reading, tutoring, and building relationships. The nonprofit is looking for office and library assistants, help with special events coordination and study hall tutors. Your financial gift supports the students' education and future.
To learn more: Visit globalvillageproject.org or call 404-371-0107.