Each Year YWEP works with 50 young refugee/immigrant African and Slavic women for 2 to 3 years, in order to enroll participants in college or vocational training, or secure science and math career path employment. YWEP also provides math/science awareness activities to other young refugee women in the Portland metropolitan area through a series of outreach and orientation activities. Bilingual/bicultural Academic Career Counselors provide outreach and recruitment, intake and assessment, individualized support (including career planning and portfolio development), linkage to academic and career fields, coordination with school teachers and counselors, and encourage parental engagement. The Academic Support Instructor holds a bachelor’s degree in education/social services; develops curricula and instructs courses that meet the academic needs of the young women enrolled in the program.