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FAN (Fihankra Akoma Ntoaso), Washington, District of Columbia

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Address: 2300 MLK Jr. Ave. SE
Washington, District of Columbia  20020  
United States
Fax: 202-380-9107
Is 501(c)(3) nonprofit certified by the IRS?: Yes
Number of Volunteers Serving Nationally: 30
Number of People Being Served: 60
EIN: 20-3235972
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Mission Statement


FAN's mission is to cultivate a focus on the well-being and positive development of youth in an environment infused with safety, security, and love.

Description


FAN stands for Fihankra Akoma Ntoaso. In the Akan culture of West Africa, the Fihankra is a communal housing compound which symbolizes a "safe enclosure" or "safe house." Akoma Ntoaso means "linked hearts," and is a symbol of understanding and agreement. Many young people do not have access to such safe environments, which are critical to their development. FAN offers a daily after school and summer youth development program to teens in foster care that incorporates academic support, extracurricular instruction, community service, leadership development, and college and career preparation. FAN has been "home" and "family" for the young people that we serve for the last five years, for many offering the most consistent home and family that they have known.

FAN stands for Fihankra Akoma Ntoaso. In the Akan culture of West Africa, the Fihankra is a communal housing compound which symbolizes a "safe enclosure" or "safe house." Akoma Ntoaso means "linked hearts," and is a symbol of understanding and agreement. Many young people do not have access to such safe environments, which are critical to their development. FAN offers a daily after school and summer youth development program to teens in foster care that incorporates academic support, extracurricular instruction, community service, leadership development, and college and career preparation. FAN has been "home" and "family" for the young people that we serve for the last five years, for many offering the most consistent home and family that they have known.

Mission Statement: FAN's mission is to cultivate a focus on the well-being and positive development of youth in an environment infused with safety, security, and love.

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Program Type:


Youth Program

Do you Require Formal Orientation Training?


Yes