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Far from home, young Afghan refugees find community in skateboarding

Children line up holding their skateboards
Max Schulte
Shabeer Sakhizada and Rahmatullah Nezami line up to walk to the ROC City skatepark after receiving skateboards, sneakers and safety equipment to use for the class.

A new program in Rochester seeks to empower and enrich recent refugees through skating.

Veronica Volk is a senior editor and producer for WXXI News.