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Far from home, young Afghan refugees find community in skateboarding

Children line up holding their skateboards
Max Schulte
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WXXI News
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 an editor and producer for WXXI News.