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Concerned about youth delinquency, identity struggles, communication difficulties, intergenerational tension, and school dropouts, a group of young Somali Bantu adults formed a youth organization to offer programming and mentoring opportunities for refugee youths shut out of other youth programs. This chapter traces the terrain of parenting challenges, children’s identity struggles, encounters between children and the juvenile justice system, racism, emerging youth culture, and cultural assimilation navigated from 2009 to 2012 by the young adults who formed SBYAM.

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