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6th Graders Experience Refugee Simulation

Mrs. Kerr’s and Mrs. Emrich’s students were thrilled to learn from Amy Hanna, a volunteer with Refugee Support Services. Refugee Support Services is a non-profit organization that provides various resources for refugees who have been resettled in the Charlotte area.  Ms. Hanna had students participate in a Refugee Simulation, where students were grouped in families and had to make decisions on their journey that resembled the hardships that many refugees face. Mrs. Hanna also educated the group on different aspects of refugee life, with facts and information to accompany what students had learned in class. She also shared personal stories of refugees who had settled in the  Charlotte area and had a question and answer time.