In the U.S., only 46 percent of individuals with learning disabilities obtain regular paid employment within two years of graduation. BroadFutures, an emerging nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., aims to change this statistic. BroadFutures helps young adults with learning disabilities transition into the workplace through a unique combination of holistic, individualized mentorship and training and paid internship opportunities. The organization kicked off its inaugural pilot program this summer, and we had the pleasure of being a part of it.
Our intern, a community college student from Silver Spring, Maryland, spent six weeks in our Washington, D.C. office, getting a feel for what it’s like to work in marketing communications. She assisted with daily operations, giving her the opportunity to learn about the inner workings of a professional office environment, and participated in media projects that allowed her to learn about public relations and media outreach. She experienced firsthand the importance of thoroughness, teamwork and professionalism in an office setting. These experiences will serve as an invaluable foundation as she moves forward in her chosen field.
Griffin & Company was honored to participate in this inaugural program and we will continue to provide our support to more BroadFutures interns in the months and years to come.
To learn more about BroadFutures, click here.