Brookstone v. Fugees

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Thursday afternoon was a special time for our Varsity Soccer teams and the whole Brookstone family . . .

You may have heard of Luma Mufleh. She was named one of CNN’s Top 10 Heros for 2016. Luma is an American-educated Jordanian woman who founded a youth soccer team (they call themselves the Fugees) to unify Clarkston’s refugee children and keep them off the streets. Her story was told in the book, Outcasts United: An American Town, a Refugee Team, and One Woman’s Quest to Make a Difference, written by Warren St. John. This book was selected as the Brookstone all-school read this past summer and Luma came to campus in early November and spoke to our student body. From that visit, the idea of a scrimmage soccer game between the Fugees and Brookstone was created. The scrimmage was held last night at the Fugees’ field outside of Atlanta and was a powerful experience for our students and faculty.

Earlier this year, Brookstone’s Student Philanthropy Team reached out to Luma and asked what they could do to help the Fugee teammates. She said that donations of school supplies would be the most beneficial. A drive was held by the Brookstone students for new and gently used school supplies. These donations were delivered to the school prior to the scrimmage.

Check out the photo of all of the kids together – the Fugees and the Cougs – and a few photos from Luma’s visit to Brookstone.

Read more about Luma in the articles below:

CNN

Forbes

Outcasts United

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