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    Our goal is to provide positive youth development programs for Washington DC's most vulnerable youth and teens in foster care.
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    Our programs use a positive youth development approach to address the needs of teens in foster care.
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Press Kit

FAN Press Kit

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An Active Summer

An Active Summer By: Joshua Shoemaker For many foster children FAN is the one place they can call home. Through after school and summer programs, Fan provides a fun and loving environment where foster youth can participate in sports and activities and make friends with others in similar situations. FAN provides a safe haven, relationships […]

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Life Lessons

Learning Life Lessons By: Joshua Shoemaker It was just a few weeks ago that I started my internship at FAN. I knew this was a tremendous opportunity for me and that FAN had a very important mission and provided services nobody else offered. I expected to learn how a non-profit organization operates, raises money and […]

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Building a Team

Building a Team By: Joshua Shoemaker Last Thursday our FAN team went on an adventure in the Maryland wilderness. Our mission: Strengthen our team and come together as a family. We did this by participating in a series of team building exercises using a ropes course. It’s a great way to bring a group together […]

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My First Blog Post

Linking Hearts to Transform Lives By: Joshua Shoemaker This summer I have the privilege of serving as a marketing intern at Fihankra Akoma Ntoaso (FAN). I am a rising senior at East Carolina University where I am double majoring in Public Relations and Media Studies. Today I would like to tell you about this amazing […]

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Featured FAN! Drew Costley

Drew Costley Age 25 How long have you been involved with FAN? I started as a staff member in April 2010 and stayed on until February 2011. Then I returned as a volunteer in February 2012. Where did you attend college? I studied at Howard University from 2004-2010 and now I am planning on finishing […]

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FAN’s New Building!

Every once in a while someone comes along to change the lives of others. It’s people like Jennifer Rice who make FANs work in the community possible. Thanks to the generosity of Ms. Rice, FAN will have a new and permanent home to continue providing a safe haven to the youth in our program. Ms. […]

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FAN Fix Up Day

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. January 18th, 2010 FAN youth and staff gathered together to clean up the Anacostia Neighborhood in Washington, DC. Many people stopped by and asked several questions, such as “What was the purpose?” and “How can they help?” It brought the youth a great sense of pride to help up […]

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