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A BIG THANK YOU to our community for your generous support over the past year! In 2020, we:
  • Launched virtual college and career readiness programs
  • Engaged in one on one support, mentoring young people through remote internships
  • Conducted webinars
  • Hosted our first-ever virtual fundraiser, and so much more.
In 2021, we look forward to continuing to meet the needs of the young people we are so fortunate to serve!!
Introducing our Winter 2021 Strengths Program participants!
This week we are thrilled to welcome a new group of inspired participants for our virtual Winter Strengths Program. We will spend the next 5 weeks working on college and career readiness skills through interactive workshops, discussions, one on one support, and of course.... fun games.

For all BroadFutures Alumni:
All BroadFutures Alumni are invited to participate in Wednesday sessions with Raymond during our virtual Winter Strengths Program! We will cover topics such as professional communication, elevator pitches, and mock interviews. Sessions will be held on February 3rd, 10th, and 24th from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. EST. Feel free to pick and choose which sessions you want to attend. If interested, please fill out the interest form below.

BONUS: Alumni are also invited to attend the Getting Hired presentation on job searching on Wednesday, February 17th from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. EST.
Join us for a webinar:
Empowering Young People Through Self-Advocacy
A discussion examining the importance of self-advocacy and self-determination, especially during the time of COVID, and practical approaches to achieve it

Thursday, February 11th at 7:30pm EST

Hosted by BroadFutures,
in conversation with Beyond Akeela & Dr. David Black of CAAT

Spreading the word about BroadFutures
MENTOR Spotlight: BroadFutures
MENTOR National highlights BroadFutures in this spotlight as part of their ongoing 30th-anniversary celebration. The article features Senior Program Associate, Alexa Weidanz, as she talks about her mentoring experience at BroadFutures, as well as one of her mentees, Nicholas.

Eye to Eye Presentation
Our CEO, Carolyn Jeppsen, presented at this year's Eye to Eye Young Leaders Organizing Institute. Her presentation included tips on how to prepare for transitioning to the workplace.
MENTOR Presentation
Carolyn will also be presenting at the National Mentoring Summit, hosted by MENTOR, on Friday, January 26.

Laurie Thomas moving into a new role as
Executive Vice President
We are very excited to announce that Laurie Thomas will be moving into a new role as Executive Vice President, where she will add to her duties of program support and also take on a more robust role in outreach efforts. Laurie has been with BroadFutures since the winter of 2015, and has coached over 130 BroadFutures interns and participants.

Laurie is excited for her new role. "I am very excited to take on this new position. Over the years I have been so fortunate to work with the many talented and diverse young people we serve. Helping them to identify their strengths, to self-advocate for what they need ,and to tap into their limitless potential has been incredibly rewarding and inspiring. Supporting employer partners in creating diverse and inclusive workplaces through hosting BroadFutures interns has been equally gratifying. I welcome this new opportunity to broaden our outreach to serve more young people and to expand our employer partnerships - particularly as the workplace has changed in these very challenging times.

Laurie, thanks for being willing to wear many hats here at BroadFutures. We are so grateful for your passion of the BroadFutures mission. Thank you and congrats!
Information Session - February 22nd

Interested in learning about our Summer 2021 Internship Program? Join us for a virtual information session on February 22nd at 1:00pm EST.

To receive the Zoom link, please RSVP to [email protected]
Hope to see you there!
Summer 2021 Internship Program
Application Deadline - March 15th
If interested in applying to be a summer intern, please do so here.

If you are interested in becoming an employer partner, we are always actively recruiting new employers.
Please find out more here.
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January 2021 Newsletter

28 January 2021
A BIG THANK YOU to our community for your generous support over the past year! In 2020, we:
  • Launched virtual college and career readiness programs
  • Engaged in one on one support, mentoring young people through remote internships
  • Conducted webinars
  • Hosted our first-ever virtual fundraiser, and so much more.
In 2021, we look forward to continuing to meet the needs of the young people we are so fortunate to serve!!
Introducing our Winter 2021 Strengths Program participants!
This week we are thrilled to welcome a new group of inspired participants for our virtual Winter Strengths Program. We will spend the next 5 weeks working on college and career readiness skills through interactive workshops, discussions, one on one support, and of course…. fun games.

For all BroadFutures Alumni:
All BroadFutures Alumni are invited to participate in Wednesday sessions with Raymond during our virtual Winter Strengths Program! We will cover topics such as professional communication, elevator pitches, and mock interviews. Sessions will be held on February 3rd, 10th, and 24th from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. EST. Feel free to pick and choose which sessions you want to attend. If interested, please fill out the interest form below.

BONUS: Alumni are also invited to attend the Getting Hired presentation on job searching on Wednesday, February 17th from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. EST.
Join us for a webinar:
Empowering Young People Through Self-Advocacy
A discussion examining the importance of self-advocacy and self-determination, especially during the time of COVID, and practical approaches to achieve it

Thursday, February 11th at 7:30pm EST

Hosted by BroadFutures,
in conversation with Beyond Akeela & Dr. David Black of CAAT

Spreading the word about BroadFutures
MENTOR Spotlight: BroadFutures
MENTOR National highlights BroadFutures in this spotlight as part of their ongoing 30th-anniversary celebration. The article features Senior Program Associate, Alexa Weidanz, as she talks about her mentoring experience at BroadFutures, as well as one of her mentees, Nicholas.

Eye to Eye Presentation
Our CEO, Carolyn Jeppsen, presented at this year’s Eye to Eye Young Leaders Organizing Institute. Her presentation included tips on how to prepare for transitioning to the workplace.
MENTOR Presentation
Carolyn will also be presenting at the National Mentoring Summit, hosted by MENTOR, on Friday, January 26.

Laurie Thomas moving into a new role as
Executive Vice President
We are very excited to announce that Laurie Thomas will be moving into a new role as Executive Vice President, where she will add to her duties of program support and also take on a more robust role in outreach efforts. Laurie has been with BroadFutures since the winter of 2015, and has coached over 130 BroadFutures interns and participants.

Laurie is excited for her new role. “I am very excited to take on this new position. Over the years I have been so fortunate to work with the many talented and diverse young people we serve. Helping them to identify their strengths, to self-advocate for what they need ,and to tap into their limitless potential has been incredibly rewarding and inspiring. Supporting employer partners in creating diverse and inclusive workplaces through hosting BroadFutures interns has been equally gratifying. I welcome this new opportunity to broaden our outreach to serve more young people and to expand our employer partnerships – particularly as the workplace has changed in these very challenging times.” 

Laurie, thanks for being willing to wear many hats here at BroadFutures. We are so grateful for your passion of the BroadFutures mission. Thank you and congrats!
Information Session – February 22nd

Interested in learning about our Summer 2021 Internship Program? Join us for a virtual information session on February 22nd at 1:00pm EST.

To receive the Zoom link, please RSVP to [email protected]
Hope to see you there!
Summer 2021 Internship Program
Application Deadline – March 15th
If interested in applying to be a summer intern, please do so here.

If you are interested in becoming an employer partner, we are always actively recruiting new employers.
Please find out more here.