For 13 years, after school and in the summer, FAN has provided a safe place for DC foster youth (ages 8-18) to engage in mentoring, academic and enrichment activities, and community service Ė but most importantly, to experience the consistent care of loving adults. Today, the after-school program takes place at FANís new Youth Peer Operated Center, alongside ongoing support programs for alumni and other young adults, parents, and caregivers. A drop-in center (staffed by certified youth peer specialists), mental health workshops, parenting classes, targeted case management, referrals, and more, encourage success in work, college, and life Ė all within a supportive, caring community. Over 85% of FANís participants graduate from high school or obtain their GED, compared with 42% of foster youth citywide. Want to have a deep impact where itís needed most? This is the place.

Headquarters: DC-Ward 8

Where They Operate: DC-Ward 8; Congress Heights ; Anacostia

Age Groups Served: Youth (5-11); Pre-teen/teen (12-17); Young adult (18-24); Adult (25-49)

Ethnic Groups Served: African American

Population(s) Served: Individuals with Disabilities; Low- to Moderate-Income Community Members; Men/Boys; Women/Girls; Students

Awards & Recognition

May 2, 2015 FSFSC (Far Southeast Family Strengthening Collaborative) Award Recipient for Outstanding Administration of a Mini-Grant

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Budget (FY2014)

  • $3 million or higher
  • $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • The current budget for Fihankra Akoma Ntoaso (FAN) is: Less than $500k

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