Eagle Tribune: Newburyport schools welcome Afghan children

Newburyport Public Schools welcomed its first Afghan family to the district Jan. 6 with assistance from members of the community.

The family of nine, which includes seven children ranging in age from 6 to 17, arrived in Newburyport last month and were among the thousands evacuated when the U.S. military pulled out of Afghanistan in August.

They have been staying in a converted temporary living space at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church as part of the church’s partnership with the International Institute of New England.

A family of 10 with eight children ranging in age from 3 to 19 was also scheduled to arrive at the High Street church last week.