Springing into Success at BroadFutures
CONGRATULATIONS to our newest BroadFutures Alumni – 
Winter Class of 2016!!
Graduation Day 4/29/16 – BroadFutures Interns, Parents & Employers
Two years ago, almost to the day, we moved into our offices, had our first Advisory Board Meeting and first Information Session.  Fast forward 2 years and we have graduated our 4th group of BroadFutures interns and engaged 15 employer partners. We are so proud of this fabulous group of interns and so thankful to our partnerships with our employers and all those who support our mission. 
Highlights from our Winter Program

Our Intern with Congressman Van Hollen
Intern Rachel Robinson with Congressman Van Hollen
We have been busy working with our fabulous interns for the last three months, supporting them in their internships and coming together on Fridays for training. They worked incredibly hard, showing tremendous growth and performing exceedingly well at their internships. They have benefitted from our holistic program, which provides support while empowering success and independence.  They worked with 8 different employer partners, ranging from a wide diversity of fields including, advocacy, oral surgery, museums, politics, public relations, telecommunications, and workforce training.  
 The Association of University Centers on Disabilities “AUCD” (http://www.aucd.org); Griffin & Co. (http://griffinco.com); The Smithsonian (http://www.si.edu); The Universal Service Administration Company “USAC” (http://www.usac.org); The American Association of People with Disabilities “AAPD” (www.aapd.com); The District Offices of Congressman Chris Van Hollen, (www.vanhollen.house.gov

and Ralph W. Alman, Jr., DDS, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

The interns participated actively in our Friday group discussions as well as drama, yoga and mediation. These Friday sessions are used to reinforce the skills learned in training and their internships, while also enhancing effective communication and increasing self-confidence.

RECENT PRESS on BroadFutures

BroadFutures was been thrilled to be recognized by Careers & The disAbled Magazine. Read more HERE!  as well as having  our peer mentoring model highlighted in the Partners For Youth with Disabilities Blog. Read the Blog


 Daniel Soya with Marshall Moya’s Chief Operating Officer, Jenny Lopez.

Daniel was a summer intern with BroadFutures last summer.  He was placed with our employer partner, Marshall Moya Design. Daniel’s unique talents in making models and his fabulous personality were recognized by Marshall Moya in an offer of ongoing employment, where he continues to work. Prior to joining BroadFutures, Daniel was a student at Northern Virginia Community College. He will be transferring to a four year college in the fall.  Daniel has recently been offered admission into both an MFA program at George Mason University and a web and digital media program at Beacon College. Daniel was recently featured in the Partners with Youth in Disability blog about our mentoring program, mentioned above. Daniel credits the BroadFutures program with “increasing my confidence and teaching me that I could do things I did not think I could do before.” We are so proud of Daniel and thrilled that we have been able to play a small part in his success going forward.  We wish him luck in his broadened future!!!

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