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Calling all neurodiverse learners! Do you want to work on your college and career readiness skills?
Our virtual Summer Strengths Program is for you.

Interested in learning more?
Join us for a virtual information session on April 22nd at 2:00pm ET.
To receive the Zoom link, please RSVP to [email protected].
Hope to see you there!

Summer 2021 Strengths

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Calling all neurodiverse learners! Do you want to work on your college and career readiness skills? Our virtual Summer Strengths Program is for you. Interested in learning more?Join us for a virtual information session on April 22nd at 2:00pm ET. To receive the Zoom link, please RSVP to [email protected] Hope to see you there! Summer […]

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Join BroadFutures as we host a webinar with Beyond Akeela and Dr. David Black of The Center for Assessment & Treatment (CAAT) on the importance of self-advocacy and self-determination, especially during the time of COVID-19, and practical approaches to achieve it.

Register here.

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19 January 2021

Join BroadFutures as we host a webinar with Beyond Akeela and Dr. David Black of The Center for Assessment & Treatment (CAAT) on the importance of self-advocacy and self-determination, especially during the time of COVID-19, and practical approaches to achieve it. Register here. 2/11 Webinar Flyer

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Join BroadFutures as we host a webinar with The College Consulting Collaborative and The Dorm on the impact of COVID-19 on young people with learning and related disabilities and strategies for moving forward in work and school.

Register here.

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20 November 2020

Join BroadFutures as we host a webinar with The College Consulting Collaborative and The Dorm on the impact of COVID-19 on young people with learning and related disabilities and strategies for moving forward in work and school. Register here. Navigating the New Normal

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Virtual Program focusing on college and career readiness
Sign up today!

Want to learn more about our 2021 Programs?
Watch our virtual Information Session:
https://youtu.be/LHK6V1eMTIE

Innovative & interactive curriculum for alternative learners
with a focus on building strategies and finding success in a virtual learning and/or work environment:

  • Program participants complete the program with the tools, strategies and communication skills for navigating remote learnings and the virtual workspace.
  • Participants also learn how to search for jobs, network and interview.
  • Participants leave the program with a resume, cover letter and LinkedIn profile.
  • Most importantly, program participants learn how to effectively disclose their disability or learning style and ask for supports needed to be successful in school and in the workplace.

All curriculum is delivered in an interactive and innovative format that implements strategies for neurodiverse learners with the integration of the arts, collaborative projects and the inclusion of mindfulness and yoga techniques.

Curriculum Overview:

  • Navigating remote learning and the virtual workplace
  • Creating your elevator pitch
  • Mock interviews
  • Learn the art of resume writing and cover letters
  • Self-advocacy
  • Professional communication
  • Disclosure & accommodations/ appropriate supports in the workplace & school
  • Managing the job search process for success
  • How to collaborate with a team effectively online

BroadFutures serves young people:

  • Who have diagnosed learning disabilities or attention issues
  • Who have high school diplomas or beyond (college or community college) or are seniors in high school in a diploma track program

Program Dates:

January 25th - February 26th
Mondays & Wednesdays | 3:30 - 5:00/5:30pm EST
Mentor/Coach Meetings:
30 - 45 minutes every Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

Cost:

$2,600
Scholarships available based on need.

How to sign up:

If interested, please fill out this form.

Access to a computer and reliable internet connection are required.
If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]

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4 November 2020

Want to learn more about our 2021 Programs? Watch our virtual Information Session: Innovative & interactive curriculum for alternative learnerswith a focus on building strategies and finding success in a virtual learning and/or work environment: Program participants complete the program with the tools, strategies and communication skills for navigating remote learnings and the virtual workspace. […]

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BroadFutures won an award! We are thrilled to announce that we have  been awarded with the Gap Year Association's 2020 Annual Award for Accessibility in Gap Year Education. The award was presented to our CEO, Carolyn Jeppsen, at the 2020 Gap Year Association Annual Conference. We are proud to say that BroadFutures is both accessible educationally and financially because we are able to provide scholarships. Thank you to the Gap Year Association for this amazing recognition!

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4 November 2020

BroadFutures won an award! We are thrilled to announce that we have  been awarded with the Gap Year Association’s 2020 Annual Award for Accessibility in Gap Year Education. The award was presented to our CEO, Carolyn Jeppsen, at the 2020 Gap Year Association Annual Conference. We are proud to say that BroadFutures is both accessible […]

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Our virtual summer program was such a success, we are holding a fall program as well. We are looking forward to continuing to serve our community and unlocking the potential of the amazing young people who drive our mission.

Introducing our virtual Fall 2020 Strengths Program for alternative learners!
Sign up today!

Want to see a presentation for more details regarding the virtual program? Here is a recording of our August Information Session.

5 week intensive and interactive program focusing on college and career readiness:

  • Develop professional communication and self-advocacy skills.
  • Master effective strategies for managing your time and building your executive functioning skills.
  • Understand your learning style, strengths, and areas of support; learn how to ask for accommodations at school and the workplace.
  • Build and refine your resume; enhance and elevate your LinkedIn profile.
  • Learn the art of writing a strong cover letter.
  • Understand and practice how to ace the interview.
  • Learn financial literacy tips and tricks.

+ optional independent project/portfolio:

  • Work on an independent project or portfolio with the support of the BroadFutures team.

An innovative delivery of virtual curriculum for alternative learners:

  • Integration of the arts/drama
  • Use of virtual breakout rooms
  • Incorporation of yoga/mindfulness
  • Direct instruction limited to 10-15 minute periods
  • Collaborative projects & presentations

Dates:

September 29th - October 30th
Monday - Friday
10:00am - 2:30pm

Optional Independent Project/Portfolio: October 30th - November 27th

Cost of the program:

$3,250
Limited scholarships are available based on need.

Optional Independent Project/Portfolio: $1,050

How to sign up:

If interested, please fill out this form

Access to a computer and reliable internet connection will be necessary.
If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]


Summer 2020 Participants
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Our virtual summer program was such a success, we are holding a fall program as well. We are looking forward to continuing to serve our community and unlocking the potential of the amazing young people who drive our mission. Want to see a presentation for more details regarding the virtual program? Here is a recording […]

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To our Supporters and Friends,

As people across our city, nation, and world, march and protest, raising their voices against racial injustice, we affirm your words, your grief, your pain, and your courageous, resilient pursuit of change.  As an organization whose mission is founded on inclusion and eradicating prejudice, we cannot sit in silence in light of the recent events in our America. We are sickened by the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and the taking of so many other innocent lives. These acts of horrific violence thoroughly defy our sense of humanity. Their families’ grief weighs heavily on our hearts. These are exceptionally challenging times as we face the abhorrent and systemic racial inequities that permeate our society, the severity of which is magnified and exacerbated by the present global pandemic. We are poignantly aware of the myriad of complexities and sensitivities of the diverse communities we love, serve, partner with, and employ. We stand in solidarity with all who are raising their voices to be heard, and most importantly the outrage of Black people, who are a vital part of our nation and our own beloved BroadFutures community.

We know the barriers faced by disabled people are significantly more profound for all our communities of color, especially those who are part of the criminal justice system. We are committed to work to eradicate these barriers and to ensure the limitless potential of those that we serve. We continue to ensure that the employers we partner with and the young people we serve reflect the diversity of our country. We are dedicated to intentionally work against racism, in furtherance of the beauty of diversity, where Black lives are cherished and nurtured.

We must have the freedom to speak up and speak out and we must listen -  listen to the voices of the outraged and the voices of those who have not been adequately heard for a very long time. We need to create spaces for open conversations - conversations that include young people of color. Finally, we commit to work towards a future that includes everyone and ensures that justice, opportunity, protection, and support are equal for Black people. We hope that this message finds all of you safe and healthy. We look forward to moving together as a community, voices raised in fierce condemnation of racial inequities, and hearts laser focused on creating meaningful change.

Onward in outrage, solidarity, and hope,

Co-Founder/CEO/President


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4 June 2020

To our Supporters and Friends, As people across our city, nation, and world, march and protest, raising their voices against racial injustice, we affirm your words, your grief, your pain, and your courageous, resilient pursuit of change.  As an organization whose mission is founded on inclusion and eradicating prejudice, we cannot sit in silence in […]

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Summer Strengths Program
for young people with learning and attention issues

Due to COVID-19, BroadFutures is unfortunately not able to offer our internship program this summer. However, we are still keeping our doors open - virtually. As an organization that prides itself on innovation, we have swiftly pivoted to reframe our program into the virtual space. Introducing our Summer Strengths Program for alternative learners!

Navigating the New Normal: 

Preparing for success in the new virtual landscape and beyond...
 
5 week intensive and interactive program focusing on college and career readiness:
  • Develop professional communication and self-advocacy skills.
  • Master effective strategies for managing your time and building your executive functioning skills.
  • Understand your learning style, strengths, and areas of support; learn how to ask for accommodations at school and the workplace.
  • Build and refine your resume; enhance and elevate your LinkedIn profile.
  • Learn the art of writing a strong cover letter.
  • Understand and practice how to ace the interview.
  • Learn financial literacy tips and tricks.
 
Not just your average virtual program.
An innovative delivery of virtual curriculum for alternative learners, designed to be highly interactive:
  • Integration of the arts/drama
  • Use of virtual breakout rooms
  • Incorporation of yoga/mindfulness
  • Direct instruction limited to 10-15 minute periods
  • Collaborative projects & presentations
 
Dates:

June 8th - July 10th, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Cost of the program:

$3,250 - Limited scholarships are available based on need.

How to sign up:

If interested, please fill out this form

Access to a computer and reliable internet connection will be necessary.

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]

Download a flyer with the same information here.
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11 May 2020

Due to COVID-19, BroadFutures is unfortunately not able to offer our internship program this summer. However, we are still keeping our doors open – virtually. As an organization that prides itself on innovation, we have swiftly pivoted to reframe our program into the virtual space. Introducing our Summer Strengths Program for alternative learners! Navigating the […]

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To our amazing community:

As COVID-19 continues to impact our community and the world, we wanted to take a moment to share what is being done at BroadFutures to ensure the safety and well-being of our staff and interns. Our team is currently working remotely, and we will continue to reevaluate the situation on a week by week basis. While we are not in our physical office, this does not mean we are reducing our support system. If anything, we are committed now more than ever to ensure each intern feels supported in this challenging time.

The BroadFutures mission is to unlock the potential of young people with learning disabilities. This is our chance to demonstrate that even in times of uncertainty, our interns are capable of rising to the occasion and demonstrating their courage and resilience. BroadFutures is here to provide resources and support, and it is in that spirit that we write to you today.

To our interns and families:
Know that we are here for you! Whether you are working from home or still going into the office, please know that we are still 100% dedicated to continuing to support you in your internship and professional development. You have our emails - use them! If you have any questions at all, or just need some positive words of encouragement, our team is ready to help in any way we can. 

To our supporters and friends:
We need you! This is a time for us to come together as a community, and to offer assistance to each other in any way we can. It is clear that the crisis has had a huge impact on the economy, and the ripple effect on philanthropy and fundraising is uncertain at best. At this time we intend to continue our summer program, but are cognizant of the possibility it may be smaller than in summers past, or worst case scenario, we may have to delay the program in its entirety. Coupled on top of the uncertainty that arises from the present COVID-19 crisis, unfortunately last week BroadFutures was the victim of a theft. Our MacBook laptops were stolen from our office along with a camera and various Apple charging cords. If you are in a position to support our efforts and secure the future of BroadFutures, you can contribute to our mission by making a gift here .

We are learning right alongside you as we navigate COVID-19 together. Everything is dynamic and changing rapidly and we are working diligently to accommodate and incorporate such changes. We are proud of the swift changes our staff is making, and their commitment to our interns, families and employers. The safety and health of our community is our #1 priority, and we are fiercely committed to ensuring that as well for the growth of our interns. 

Thank you for being a valued part of our community. We are confident we can all work through this present crisis with grace and courage, hopefully coming out the other side having grown together. As always, please feel free to reach out to us with any questions or thoughts. 

-The BroadFutures Team
202-521-4312 | [email protected]  | www.broadfutures.org
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20 March 2020

To our amazing community: As COVID-19 continues to impact our community and the world, we wanted to take a moment to share what is being done at BroadFutures to ensure the safety and well-being of our staff and interns. Our team is currently working remotely, and we will continue to reevaluate the situation on a […]

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