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Waymakers Virtual Race

September 16 - 30, 2022

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Story of the Waymaker:

Years ago, the Young Center had the honor of serving a girl from West Africa. When she was successfully released from custody, settled in, and enrolled in high school, she sent a letter to her Child Advocate, thanking her for being her Waymaker. We love that word. Today, as children continue to be separated from their families at the border and children who arrive on their own are at risk of being deported to danger, we need more Waymakers than ever.

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The Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights is a human rights organization that champions the best interests of unaccompanied immigrant children, making sure that wherever they land, whether here in the U.S. or in their home country, they are safe. The children we serve are fleeing violence, trafficking, abuse, extreme poverty, discrimination, and the effects of climate change. We advocate for the well-being of each child while they’re detained, in court proceedings, and post-release. We stand for the creation of an immigration system that sees children as children.  

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6,000+ immigrant & refugee children served so far

In 2021, we served children across 18 states, from 31 countries. 91.5% of the Best Interests Determinations on their behalf were accepted, ensuring positive outcomes for those kids. We advocated for equitable treatment for the most vulnerable children in federal custody, and we continued to fight to end Title 42 and Remain in Mexico policies.

Read our 2021 Annual Report

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