Backpack Project: August 15, 2022
This year marks the 9th anniversary of PSALT NK’s annual Backpack Project. The Backpack Project was created to encourage North Korean students and families to resettle in the U.S. as they prepare for the back-to-school season.
Traditionally, we have sent backpacks filled with school-supplies, snacks, and encouragement notes; however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have switched to sending e-gift cards to better meet the unique needs and challenges of the community we serve, instead.
Currently, we are serving over 40 students spread across the nation, ranging from kindergarten to graduate and vocational programs. If you would like to partner with us and give, please visit the following link. The deadline for all submissions is August 15, 2022.
Download our Backpack Project posters, either in Korean or English, for distribution into you community! If you share on social media, please tag @psaltnk in the post.
RISE Webinar Series: Scholarships
This month's RISE Webinar Series is focused on Scholarships. Featuring speakers from the Korean American Scholarship Foundation, and the George W. Bush Center North Korea Freedom Scholarship program.
The RISE webinar series was developed to provide information on an interactive platform in response to frequently requested topics while building a sense of community. Our webinars slated for 2022 focus on, "College Admissions," "Financial Aid," "Scholarships," and a panel discussion on careers.
Since we began reaching out to NK refugees across the U.S. over a decade ago, we encountered an increased need for education-related support. RISE (Resource Initiative to Support Education) is a collaborative effort at PSALT to connect students of North Korean origin resettled in the U.S. with a team of professional and volunteer tutors, mentors, and educational resources.
This event is available for our North Korean refugee community. If you would like to volunteer your time and area of expertise, please complete our RISE volunteer form.