Refugee Empowerment Program


The vision is to empower the refugee community by Educating Encouraging and Equipping individual refugees, refugee families and the refugee community. Their three main programs include their after-school program for PK to 12th grade youth, adult ESL program, and summer enrichment program for 3rd grade to 12th grade students. Through REP’s programs for youth, adults, and families, refugees in Memphis have greater opportunities to become self-sufficient and independent in their new lives.

Kupanda Mentorship

Building a new life in an unfamiliar country is a daunting task.  Refugee youth thrive when they have the care, support and attention of local volunteers.

Volunteers partner with individual youth to build meaningful relationships and offer guidance and support. Mentor refugee youth in a group setting with REP staff support. You will build a relationship with youth by meeting up weekly, during which time you will develop life skills using an interactive curriculum, watch and discuss films, play games, and hang out. 

Time Commitment: 

Two hours a week throughout the school year. 

Mentor pairs meet every Friday from 5:00pm - 7:00pm.