We are overjoyed that our BroadFutures Summer Program 2017 has arrived, and with it, a new extraordinary group of young professionals! We are thrilled to introduce our new inspired and talented BroadFutures Summer 2017 cohort.
We began our summer session on June 12 with a wonderful team building day, hosted by Bank of America at their beautiful conference room overlooking the nation’s capitol.
Interns at Bank of America
After our morning of team building we were thrilled to welcome back some of our alumni for an alumni panel, where our BroadFutures graduates were able to share their insights and words of wisdom with our summer cohort.
Alumni Intern Panel
Training continued for two weeks, where we delivered our innovative professionalism and communication curriculum. We were fortunate again to have many fabulous speakers from a variety of organizations come share their expertise and perspectives with our interns, including Andy Imparato from AUCD, Michael Murray from OPM, Tad Asbury from The Marriott Foundation, Tamara Burks from PWC, and Leah Byrne from Chevy Chase Trust. We were also very grateful this session to Booz Allen Hamilton, who hosted our interns for a day at their offices. Our interns learned learned about the work of that Booz Allen, their commitment to diversity, and engaged in a time management and innovation workshop.
Interns at Booz Allen participating in the Rapid Innovation Workshop
Learning community & team work through Drama with mastery of the group “clap”
Friday, June 23 marked the culmination of our seventh cohort to complete our initial training, with presentations and a party. A shout out to GW University for providing the ample sized and beautiful conference room. We are so proud of our interns’ hard work and clear dedication to making the most of their summer experience. We cannot wait to see where their progress will take them in their internships!!
We also recognize this milestone as a time of growth for BroadFutures. We are so profoundly grateful to our dedicated donors, employer partners, parents, staff, service providers and alumni for their role in making our success to date possible.
Presentation Day with Parents – hosted by GW University
We would like to recognize and THANK our Summer 2017 employer partners.
BroadFutures Welcomes New Members to our Staff….
We are thrilled to introduce our new Program Associate Emily Sheffield!
Emily started with us in early June as a full time Program Associate. She will be providing support for the coordination and management of the BroadFutures programs. Emily is also serving as a mentor this summer. Emily is fiercely dedicated to the goal of providing equal opportunities and solutions to accessibility barriers faced by individuals with disabilities in the workplace. Emily is a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.S. in biology, B.A. in African, African American, and Diaspora studies, and a minor in chemistry. Her work experience includes time spent as a teaching assistant at UNC in organic chemistry II, as well as numerous African Studies courses. Emily has also served as peer mentor for the Carolina covenant scholarship program for three years. Her long-term goals include plans to pursue graduate degrees in public health and medical anthropology with a particular interest in working with diasporic communities. Emily is originally from North Carolina and is currently residing in Arlington, Virginia.
We are equally excited to welcome Alexa Weidanz as a Mentor this summer!
Alexa is excited to join BroadFutures as a Mentor. She is passionate about helping individuals with disabilities recognize their potential in all aspects of the lives, including the workplace.She has previously worked at the HelpLine at The National Alliance on Mental Health for people with mental health conditions where she assisted callers gain access to mental health resources. She has also contributed to a Sensation and Perception research psychology laboratory during her undergraduate studies. Alexa received her B.A. in Psychology and Sociology from the George Washington University. She is also a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Alexa is looking forward to pursuing a PsyD in Clinical Psychology in the near future. She is originally from Rockaway, New Jersey and is currently residing in Washington, DC.
WELCOMING New and Returning Service Providers
We are excited to welcome Susan Blake as our new mindfulness instructor!
Susan is committed to the practice of mindfulness as well as an alignment based Hatha and Iyengar yoga practice. Her practice has been an insightful and compassionate guide to cultivating balance, flexibility and strength that she shares with her students. Susan completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training with the Simon Says Yoga family and looks forward to sharing her experience and enthusiasm for mindfulness with our interns.
We are equally thrilled to be welcoming back communications instructor, Monica Churm, M.A., CCC-SLP, drama instructor, Raymond Caldwell, ADHD Coach, Laurie Thomas, career coach, Michele Pulaski, and yoga instructor, Shauna Simon.
PLEASE JOIN US FOR AN INFORMATION SESSION
July 27, 2017
National Youth Transitions Center
2013 H Street NW, H Street Conference Room
Washington, DC 20007
9:30-10:30: Coffee & Croissants, Presentation and Q&A
10:30-11:00: Optional Extended Q & A
Accepting Applications for our Winter 2017 Program.
August 15th, 2017: 2017 rates will apply to all Winter Program 2018 applications.
September 15th, 2017: Winter Program 2018 applications due.