Together Towards Tomorrow: A Virtual Night of Celebration & Support
$46,260 by 69 people
Join us as we present our first ever livestream event for a night of celebration and support! We hope it will be fun, interactive, and a time for us to raise support for our programs. Tune in to hear from our CEO and staff, employer partners, parents, supporters, and of course, our amazing interns and participants! We will also be presenting our Champion Awards to our employer partner, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), as well as KD Harris, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Let’s Talk LD, Jonathan Mooney, Co-Founder of Eye to Eye, and Margaux Joffe, Accessibility & Corporate Social Responsibility at Verizon.
BroadFutures empowers young people with learning and attention issues through an innovative, holistic program that combines career and college readiness with mentoring and paid internships. Less than 50% of young people with learning and attention issues finish their post secondary education or find full time employment. BroadFutures is committed to changing the present paradigm, preparing young people for their futures and ensuring they have equal opportunities for success!
BroadFutures is the only program of its kind in the country. In just six short years of programming, we have rapidly expanded. We started with five local participants in the summer of 2014 and three employer partners. We have now served over 170 young people from all across the country and hundreds more through outreach efforts. We have also partnered with over 50 employers, resulting in mutually beneficial outcomes for the young people we serve as well as our employers who recognize the many benefits of a diverse and inclusive workforce.
Despite these challenging times, BroadFutures is keeping our doors open - virtually! Given the present COVID-19 pandemic, we swiftly and successfully pivoted our in person program this spring to a virtual program. We continue to offer virtual career and college readiness programs, individual mentoring and coaching, community outreach, as well as some remote internships. We are committed to continuing to meet the needs of the amazing young people we are so fortunate to serve. At this critical time, BroadFutures needs your support more than ever!
The Center for Strategic & International Studies is a bipartisan nonprofit policy research organization dedicated to providing strategic insights and policy solutions to help decision makers chart a course toward a better world. CSIS has served as an employer partner with BroadFutures since 2016.
Jonathan Mooney is an award-winning writer and entrepreneur. Jonathan himself has a learning disability. His work has been featured in The New York Times, The LA Times, The Chicago Tribune, HBO, NPR, and many other major media outlets. He is also a co-founder of Eye to Eye, a national mentoring, advocacy, and movement building organization for students with learning and attention differences.
KD Harris is the Co-Founder and Executive Director and Co-Founder of Let’s Talk LD, a social impact nonprofit that addresses social justice and equity of educational opportunity issues faced by the neurodiverse community. KD is dedicated to helping young people within the neurodiverse community realize their full human potential. She has served as a consultant in educator training and development, academic enrichment, educational research, the integration of new media technologies to improve teacher effectiveness and learning outcomes, and program design to improve outcomes for underrepresented and special needs learners.
Margaux Joffe is an award-winning producer and accessibility professional using the power of media to positively impact society. Diagnosed with ADHD as an adult, Margaux founded the Kaleidoscope Society, an empowering online community for and by women with ADHD. She also founded the technology industry’s first Neurodiversity Employee Resource group at Verizon Media in addition to spearheading the Disability Collection, a partnership between Verizon Media, The National Disability Leadership Alliance and Getty Images to change the representation of people with disabilities in the media. Margaux currently leads accessibility and disability inclusion for Verizon’s Corporate Social Responsibility Team.