Our Mission:


We give refugee youth the tools necessary to navigate American society, reach their academic potential and become community leaders.



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Our Mission

Through educational mentoring programs, PAIR empowers refugee youth to navigate American society, reach their academic potential and become community leaders.

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Our Team

Executive Director - Jennifer Garmon

Senior Program Manager - Mariel Sanchez

Operations Manager- Saba Shaikh

Global Learners Program Manager - Abbie Drozek-Fitzwater

Global Leaders Program Manager - Jeffrey Fitzwater

Global Scholars Program Coordinator - Krstina Roberts

Global Learners Program Coordinator - Jeremy Brandt

Global Learners Program Coordinator - Abby Lane Barnes

Volunteer Coordinator- Nazia Frank


Our Impact

PAIR positively impacts over 300 refugee youth with academic year and summer programs.



thousand Dollars Awarded

as scholarships for our students to use towards their higher education.




Years Serving communities

Founded at Rice University in 2006, PAIR continues to grow programs to reach new community needs



hours of mentoring


Our Programs

PAIR’s integrated program approach meets youth from shortly after their arrival in the United States, and supports them through high school graduation and beyond..


Global Learners

Middle school students explore their new environment through activities designed to promote English acquisition, build social and emotional skills, and understand and complete schoolwork.


global leaders

Mentors assist high school students in activities designed to build on the skills learned in the Global Learners program and explore career and secondary education opportunities. Global Leaders builds academic, social and life skills necessary to graduate and gain post-secondary education.

summer program

Students are able to see more of the Houston community, conduct science experiments, play games, meet new people, practice English, and more!


global scholars

Global Scholars supports high school graduation, career exploration, and post-secondary education through case management and mentoring for juniors and seniors. Mentor lead activities are designed to assist students in developing and reaching their personal, academic, and career potential.


Get Involved

PAIR appreciates all forms of involvement. Find the option that works best for you or reach out to us if you have an idea about a new way to get involved!  


Volunteer opportunities

We are looking for enthusiastic, dedicated volunteers who feel passionately about empowering refugee youth to reach their highest potential. We have opportunities to fit your schedule, interests, and skills.

Make a Donation

Help PAIR provide life-changing programs for refugee youth.