Our Goals & Objectives
The “STAND” collaboration seeks to teach students tolerance, self-advocacy, negotiation, and de-escalation techniques to help them peacefully shut down race- and religion-based bullying. It also provides parents with the skills to support their children and understand how and when to intervene in bullying.
The goal of STAND is to teach each of these key peace-building principles to young men and women so that they can, both singularly and as a community, overcome the misguided racist sentiments and actions that permeate their daily lives.
Our Youth Programs
The SBAOA is dedicated to the development of Youth programs to enrich and educate local youth and encourage growth. The Somali Bantu Association provides the support and guidance needed for young refugees to adjust to their new homeland – through sports activities, after-school programs, and homework help — and assists parents in developing effective parenting skills by strengthening their communication and coping skills.
The following programs are offered at the SBAOA Training Center:
- After School Homework Help
- Advanced Education Guidance
- Arts & Crafts
- Community Events
- Youth Soccer Tournaments
Reach Out & Get Involved
Ask a question, leave a comment, or suggestion. We are here to provide ease and comfort to transition to the US. Please do not hesitate to contact us.