We are so grateful for the support of our community this past year, which has been instrumental in contributing to the expansion of our program. This past summer, we were able to double our intern class size, allowing BroadFutures to serve a larger and more diverse group of young people. We are thankful to everyone who helped make this happen. Thank you for your ongoing commitment to our mission, and we are so excited to continue to grow our community.
Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving and marks the beginning of the charitable season. If you were unable to make our Gala or would like to make an end-of-year gift, please consider a donation to BroadFutures and start your giving here!!
Our 5th Anniversary Changing Lives Fall Gala…
A Great Success!!!
Thank you to our incredible community for helping to make the BroadFutures 5th Anniversary Changing Lives Fall Gala a huge success! The Gala was held on November 17th at the French Embassy, and we were thrilled that everyone had such a good time. We are grateful to our sponsors, donors, guests, and of course our amazing alumni interns, both for our successful evening and for everyone’s support to further our mission!
We presented our Champion Award to our two honorees: The AES Corporation, a valued employer partner, and LeDerick Horne, whose personal story of disability and spoken word poetry left us all inspired and in awe. We surpassed our fundraising goal and increased our support by 20% from 2018. We were also able to raise an additional $25,320.92 at the Gala to support scholarships for our 2019 programs to ensure that BroadFutures is able to serve a diverse group of young people and expand our programs. Thank you to everyone for making the evening an incredible success!!!
Staff Spotlight – Laurie Thomas
This month we are shining the spotlight on our Director of Program Support, Laurie Thomas, who has been with us for 8 out of our 9 programs. Laurie’s expertise and extensive knowledge of the challenges of executive dysfunction have been instrumental to the success of our program. As an active and engaged member of the ADHD education and treatment community, Laurie has an in-depth knowledge of ADHD and the varying and accompanying challenges those with ADHD experience. Laurie provides support and guidance to both our interns and employers, ensuring mutually successful outcomes. Her support and strategies are tailored to each individual intern and employer, allowing for overall effective and positive partnerships.
Reflecting on her time at BroadFutures, Laurie had these thoughts to share:
“Each intern has such extraordinary potential. It is always incredibly gratifying to meet these young people where they are when they enter the program and watch them use strategies, tools and supports to make meaningful progress towards reaching their potential. Witnessing the growth interns make in improving their self-confidence, self advocacy, communication and executive function skills is an enormous privilege for me.”
Thank you, Laurie, for your inspired commitment to our mission and to those we serve!!!
WINTER 2019 APPLICATION DUE DATE:
EXTENDED through December 7, 2018
SUMMER 2019 APPLICATION DUE DATE:
March 15, 2018
If you are interested in applying for our Winter or Summer 2019 Program,please do so HERE. We have internships available with international organizations, policy positions, positions with senate and congress, hospitality positions, as well as those in general office administration.
If you are interested in becoming an employer partner, we are actively recruiting new employers. Please find out more HERE.
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