Shahrukh Khalibeak, 17, is a force for good. 
 
He and his family arrived in the U.S. in August 2021 after the Taliban seized complete control of Afghanistan. As the oldest of six children, he is not only making the transition to a different school environment, but also working part time, learning to drive, and being the main translator and cultural interpreter for his parents and younger siblings. He has taken on these responsibilities, which challenge his capacities, because of his motivation to help his family. 

Adolescents are a force for good is one of the UCLA’s Center for the… Read the full column on Youth Today!
 

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