One in five individuals has a learning or attention issue. BroadFutures is revolutionizing the way young neurodivergent people enter the workforce. Our unique approach builds confidence, improves communication skills and enhances job performance. We incorporate experiential learning opportunities that serve to challenge comfort zones and empower young people to achieve transformative, positive and successful futures.
Young neurodivergent people have limitless potential.
Our interns are academically, socially, culturally and economically diverse. They are trained, talented, and ready to work. Learn about the remarkable ways our interns benefit our employer partners.
"The entire team here at the Simon Chair at CSIS has enjoyed being an employer partner with BroadFutures. We have had thoughtful, hardworking, and motivated interns. It has been exciting to help their professional development, and in turn, have them contribute so much to the work of the program."
“I believe this internship program is quite beneficial to those who are fortunate to participate in it. This is a great opportunity for these young adults to gain the experience needed to adapt and mature in a workplace setting. From beginning to end, employers witness a transformational impact that is invaluable to these young and growing adults. There is a real need for this program and I hope to see this program replicated across the country.”
“Overall, I believe this is an extraordinary organization... I have learned to be more cognizant of working in an inclusive environment and becoming a better employer... Not only does the individual benefit, but also the organization improves as it adapts to a changing workforce.”
"Hosting interns in coordination with BroadFutures has been a wonderful experience for our office. There's no doubt that they enrich our work environment, and my staff and I are grateful for their contributions... Individuals with disabilities can make such a meaningful contribution to the workplace and it's crucial that they have the chance to do so."
“The wonderful and talented young people that have supported our firm this past year has been a great experience for me, working hand in hand with the interns on projects that have been important to me personally and professionally. It is a privilege to be part of your team.”
Since 2013, BroadFutures has served hundreds of young people and partnered with more than 45 different employers. Learn about how you can support the growth of our life-affirming program to help more deserving young people.
We are proud of our track record of sending our interns on to employment opportunities or to continue their education. In fact, 95% of our interns receive letters of recommendation from their employers after successful completion of their internships.
Once our interns complete our program, they find that a new world has opened up to them. Whether they choose to pursue employment or educational opportunities, they are more confident, communicative, independent and resilient.
In order to ensure that our interns are prepared for employment, we have provided over 1,300 hours of coaching, 4,000 hours of mentoring, and 400 hours of training across 10 different programs. In fact, over 30% of our employers have extended the internships on either a part- or full-time basis.
We are proud of our track record of impressive results for our interns and employers.