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Iraqi Teens Visiting Milwaukee Say They'll Take Back Life Lessons

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LaToya Dennis
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Four Iraqi teens say the've learned alot during their time in America

A group of about 12 teenagers from Iraq and Kurdistan is wrapping up a two week trip to Milwaukee. They’re part of ILYP, the Iraqi Young Leaders Program, which targets kids ages 15 to 17 and is funded by the U.S. State Department.

The goal of their visit has been to learn about ways to build peace, and they have absorbed quite a bit about American life. Rafil Beshara, Dena Tadros, Muna Ramdahnai and Ramyar Othman describe their country as having both positive and negative aspects. It's the negative they hope to change.