Fewer than half of young people with learning disabilities obtain regular, paid employment within two years of high school graduation. And yet programs to help them successfully transition into employment are scarce. BroadFutures is filling the gap, preparing youth with learning disabilities and ADHD (ages 18 26) for the workforce. Using drama, graffiti arts, yoga, and more, a two-week training program creatively engages youth to strengthen their resumes, interview skills, communications, and overall professionalism. Through partnerships with more than 50 diverse employers, participants then work at least 20 hours per week at paid internships designed to match their interests and aspirations. Meanwhile, BroadFutures provides ongoing mentoring and supervision, working together with interns and employers to address successes and challenges. Over 90% of graduates are gainfully employed or continuing with higher education: a broad (and bright) future indeed.

Headquarters: DC-Ward 2

Where They Operate: DC-Citywide; MD-Statewide; VA-Statewide; Internationally

Age Groups Served: Young adult (18-24)

Population(s) Served: Individuals with Disabilities

  • Number of interns served directly:   180
  • Percent of our interns who continue to full/part-time employment or higher education:   90%
  • Percent of interns who have completed our program:   99%
  • Percent of our employer partners who say that our interns are well-trained and prepared for work:   100%
  • Number of mentoring & coaching hours provided:   5,450

Awards & Recognition

Gap Year Association 2020 Annual Award for Accessibility in Gap Year Education


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