June Newsletter (2018)

BroadFutures is EXPANDING……
Our  Largest Cohort & 9 new Employer Partners!!!

        Summer 2018 Interns on their first day of Training

Our Summer Program has arrived, and with it, TWO extraordinary new groups of young people totaling 28 interns.  Our summer session began on June 11th with our innovative professionalism, communication, and career exploration curriculum. We were incredibly fortunate to have many inspired presenters come to speak with our interns and/or provide workshops, including Andy Imparato from the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), Michele Pulaski of Sequence Counseling & Consulting Services, Taryn Williams from the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), Leah Byrne from Chevy Chase Trust, Kelly Fomalont from The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD), and Tony Marquez from Eagle Bank. 

We were also thrilled to  welcome back some of our  BroadFutures alumni for an alumni panel. Our graduates were very excited to share words of wisdom with their new peers, and offer advice on how to be a good intern in the workplace. 

This past Friday, June 22, ma rked the culmination of our initial training with intern presentations and a party with parents. Interns began their internships on June 25th and we could not be more excited to see where the summer will take them!!

Land Group Summer 2018
Interns and Parents
Sea Group Summer 2018
Interns and Parents

We know that our training is rigorous, and we are so incredibly proud of all our interns’ hard work and drive in making the most of their BroadFutures experience to date!!! 
Welcome to our New & Returning Employer Partners!!! 

We are excited to be welcoming 9 new employer partners this month to our BroadFutures Summer 2018 Program!


Introducing our New Partnership with The District Wharf, launching this summer… 

Summer 2018 Interns with PN Hoffman’s Mark Dorigan,
Elinor Bacon and Caroline Crawford 
It is with great excitement that we announce our partnership with the new development project in Southwest, D.C., The District Wharf, developed by PN Hoffman and Madison Marquette! The District Wharf has embraced a mission to reestablish Washington, D.C. as a waterfront destination. Originally founded in 1805 as a military hub and fish market, the re-development has renewed a dedication to sustainability with hopes of  creating a thriving community.

This summer, 6 employers at The Wharf are partnering with BroadFutures and employing 9 interns in a variety of positions. The District Wharf is excited about the talent, diversity and value proposition that the BroadFutures program embodies and our
shared mission for empowering young diverse learners. 

Stay tuned for our press release w ith The District Wharf- coming soon!!!
BroadFutures’ GYA Accreditation!!
We are very excited to announce that after 9 months of hard work, we have been accredited by the Gap Year Association!!! Our accreditation will allow us to collaborate with other Gap Year Programs, to expand our program nationally, and to serve a broader range of students. The Gap Year Association has been wonderful to work with and provided the following statement regarding our accreditation:

The Gap Year Association, GYA (formerly the American Gap Association, AGA), was founded in 2012 as a non-profit organization setting standards for organizations within the gap year industry and working to grow the gap year movement around the country and the globe. We are thrilled to announce BroadFutures as our newest accredited member. To become an accredited member with GYA, BroadFutures went through a rigorous process providing evidence to uphold the GYA standards. The GYA accreditation standards include categories such as safety and risk management, educational curriculum, service learning, staff training, inclusion and access, experiential learning, etc. In addition to providing standards, GYA conducts research, hosts an annual conference, and provides a space for the gap year community to communicate and learn from one another.”


INFORMATION SESSION: July 24th, 2018 at 9:30 a.m.
 – Optional Q & A: 10:30-11:00 a.m.

APPLICATION DUE DATE: October 31st, 2018

If yo u are interested in applying for our Winter 2019 Program,  
please do so  HERE

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


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