Join us for an Exceptional Presentation - The Road Less Traveled: The Case for Internships and Work-based Learning After High School
Thursday, December 13, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
316 S. Commerce St, Centreville, MD
Join Carolyn Jeppsen for a presentation on the present landscape for employment and post-secondary outcomes for young people with learning and attention issues and the importance of work-based learning or internships as a valuable path for young people transitioning from high school. Carolyn is a mother of children learning disabilities and a passionate advocate for the need for ongoing discourse on new approaches to transition that are holistic, positive, and most importantly - effective. Jeppsen is the Co-Founder and CEO/President of BroadFutures, a DC based nonprofit serving young people ages 18-26 with learning and related disabilities through an innovative training, mentoring and paid internship program.
Free and Open to the Public
Speaker Bio: Carolyn Jeppsen is the CEO, president and co-founder of BroadFutures, an internship program for young adults with learning and related disabilities. Carolyn is passionate about finding solutions for individuals with learning disabilities, serving for over 10 years on the Boards of The Kingsbury Center and The River School. Carolyn presently serves on the Board of Trustees of Poise, and The Advisory Board of The River School. She previously served as a member of the advisory board of The Massachusetts General Hospital Aspire Program as well as The Leadership Council of the Youth Transitions Collaborative.
Before her work at BroadFutures, Carolyn served as a litigator in the areas of insurance defense and coverage, medical malpractice, professional liability, and financial institutions. She has authored two articles: RTC and FDIC Administrative Subpoenas, The Review of Banking & Financial Services, Vol. 11, No. 21, Dec. 13, 1995; The Use of Administrative Subpoenas, Lecturer: Practicing Law Institute: “Defending Bank Directors” October 1995.
Carolyn received her B.A. with honors from Colby College, in Philosophy and French, her J.D. from George Washington University National Law Center, and her Certificate of Non-Profit Executive Management from Georgetown University. She is the proud parent of twins with learning disabilities.