The Sara Start Fund is a micro-grant and mentoring program founded to help the Foster Youth Interns (FYIs) prepare for professional life in Washington, DC, and beyond. Specifically, we provide each intern with a stipend for a professional wardrobe and hold mentoring sessions on Saturdays to focus on professional development.
Saturday Sessions make waking up early on the weekend worth it. Our interns learn from the best and experience a dynamic life skills curriculum.
June 9–10 — Dress for Success Style Sessions at Macy’s
Remove the anxiety of ‘how to dress for work’ with personal stylists and mentors from distinguished professions.
June 16 — Culture, Close up: Guided Tour & Exclusive Art Experience at The Phillips Collection
A private tour of the museum’s world-class permanent collection and discussion of art’s role in society.
June 23 — Backstage Press Pass: How to Speak to the Media (and Not Sound Like an Idiot) at Qorvis Communications
A media training workshop held in an actual TV studio.
June 30 — Ka-Ching: Making Sense of Your Money at the United States Senate Federal Credit Union
A Financial Literacy workshop on how to budget, obtain and use credit, and manage debt.