- Board Development
- Education & Literacy
- People with Disabilities
- Race & Ethnicity
Location2013 H Street, NWWashington, DC 20006 United States
BroadFutures mission is to advance the potential of young individuals with learning challenges in the workplace with providing internships that foster to independence, self-advocacy and successful employment.
BroadFutures is revolutionizing the way young people with learning disabilities 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 and successful futures. Our vision is a transformative and inclusive workforce where everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed.One in five individuals has a learning and attention issue. Given this prevalence, the demand for programs like ours is significant. Existing programs do not address the needs of young people whose disabilities involve a lack of organization, attention, social skills, and capacity to handle stress, all of which can significantly hinder progress and the ability to maintain a job or stay in school.Early paid work experiences are the single greatest predictor of future success for young people with disabilities. Our unique program prepares young people for these experiences. BroadFutures was founded by was founded by Carolyn Jeppsen, Diana Eisenstat and Brad Holmes, who first came together as Board members of The Kingsbury Center, a 75-year-old educational institution serving students with learning disabilities and their families. They are passionately committed to broadening options and ensuring pathways for success for this promising group of young people. All of the founders are also proud parents of children with learning and other disabilities.