Supporting Students New to America

Community Activities

University of Utah REFUGES

The University of Utah REFUGES afterschool program operates on-campus and includes:

  • Sudanese Youth in Action (SYA) for students in grades 7-9 – a community-based afterschool program affiliated with the Sudanese Community in Utah.
  • Transitions for Refugee Youth (TRY) for students in grades 10-12, a community-based afterschool program affiliated with refugee community organizations, including: Sudanese Community in Utah, Association of Sierra Leoneans, Burmese Community, Karen Community, Burundi Community, Congolese Community, Ethiopian Community, Iraqi Community, Liberian United in Utah, Rwandese Community, Somali Bantu Association, Somali Community, United Africans of Utah, Utah Eritrea Connection.
  • The University Neighborhood Partners (UNP) Hartland afterschool program


Utah's Online Library

Utah's Online Library is a collection of electronic resources. It provides statewide access to newspaper articles, magazines, professional journals, encyclopedias, video, photographs, maps, charts, and graphics.

  • Culturegrams
    Use Culturegrams to learn more about countries from where new students are arriving from.
  • World Book Encyclopedia
    Click on a picture category to begin browsing and learn about almost anything.
  • Utah Collections Multimedia Encyclopedia
    Access to digital collections of Utah-related information and media items.
  • Utah's Local Newspapers
    This resource contains a list of newspapers that are currently in circulation in the State of Utah
  • Thinkfinity
    Use technology resources to learn about everything from art to science and more.