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  • Wednesday, February 03, 2016 9:00 AM | Alexandra Kepler (Administrator)

    Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 9am - 10am. FLO and MHN (a Health Net company specializing in behavioral health) will be conducting an interactive webinar entitled "Stress Resilience for Kids." This webinar is open to all US government employees, their family members, and members of household. Contact the Family Liaison Office at for more information.

  • Monday, December 14, 2015 2:34 PM | Alexandra Kepler (Administrator)

    Being a member of the Foreign Service Youth Foundation just got even better.  We have two new online resources for FS youth to use as they embrace the adventure of an internationally mobile childhood. 

    The FSYF Welcome Home Video series - videos of Washington D.C. area communities - produced by FSYF youth members in the summer of 2015 are now posted in the Members Only section of the FSYF Website. Featured neighborhoods are Arlington, Falls Church, Stafford and Vienna.  If you are moving back to the DC/Metro area after living overseas, they are a must see for your family!

    FSYF College Workshop Video - Noted college admissions expert and former Foreign Service family member Rebecca Grappo presented the FSYF College Workshop in Northern Virginia in October 2015.  If you were unable to attend the event in person, we are delighted to announce that you can now watch a condensed version of her presentation in the Members Only section of the FSYF Website. For more information about Rebecca Grappo and the international education consultation services she provides go to:

    Login to view these resources from the FSYF homepage with your email and membership password. 

  • Monday, November 30, 2015 2:06 PM | Alexandra Kepler (Administrator)

    The fall edition of the FSYF quarterly parent e-newsletter 'Around the World' features articles on etiquette and manners for FS youth, and information on raising resilient kids in an internationally-mobile environment. Check it out here!

  • Wednesday, November 18, 2015 5:05 PM | Alexandra Kepler (Administrator)

    In an effort to help FS families posted overseas or unable to attend classes at FSI, the Transition Center has posted a video of the Dr. Elmore Rigamer presentation 'Raising Children Overseas'.  Dr. Rigamer is a renowned child psychologist and the first ever State Department regional psychiatrist.  If you were unable to attend the presentation in September, you can view it here. For more information about the FSI Transition Center and the wonderful resources they have available for FS families Click Here.

  • Friday, November 13, 2015 4:50 PM | Alexandra Kepler (Administrator)

    A brief yet thorough review of services and support for Foreign Service parents - a great starting point for new hires, and parents to find the support they might need. The article was written by Mr. John Naland, FSYF President, and published in the November 2015 issue of the Foreign Service Journal. Read it here.

  • Tuesday, October 20, 2015 4:39 PM | Alexandra Kepler (Administrator)

    Since 1989 FSYF has helped Foreign Service youth embrace the adventure of an internationally-mobile childhood by encouraging resilience and fostering camaraderie. FSYF develops, implements, and finances our programs with funds from our memberships, through our sponsors, and also with the generous donations received through the Combined Federal Campaign. Please consider supporting FSYF and our Foreign Service youth! FSYF is a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible.

  • Sunday, October 18, 2015 1:00 PM | Alexandra Kepler (Administrator)

    The weather is getting cooler, and that means fall is right around the corner. If you have a pre-teen/tween child and live in the D.C. Metro area, please join FSYF in Arlington, VA on Sunday, October 18 to make a front-yard Halloween strawman to kick off the holiday season. 

    Pre-Teen/Tween FSYF Members Only. 

    Space is Limited and Advance Registration is Required.

    Register Here

  • Saturday, October 03, 2015 7:30 PM | Alexandra Kepler (Administrator)
    Join FSYF and start the fall season with a fun and family friendly ghost tour through the streets of Old Town Alexandria.  We will hear ghost stories, legends and unsolved mysteries. Cost is $10 per person. Advance registration and payment to FSYF are required by October 1st.

    Register and pay here.
  • Sunday, September 20, 2015 3:00 PM | Alexandra Kepler (Administrator)

    Register today for the FSYF Annual Welcome Back Family Picnic, and this year we have added a 5K Fun Run!  We will provide the hamburgers, veggie burgers,  hot dogs, and sodas, you bring a side dish or dessert to share.  Join us for a fun, family friendly event for all US Foreign Affairs agency employees and family members.

    If you plan to participate in the FSYF Fun Run, please arrive at Nottoway Park between 2:30 and 2:45 to check-in on time. 

    We are still looking for volunteers to help with Fun Run.  Please note on your registration form is you are interested in helping out!

    Register By September 19th Here

  • Saturday, September 12, 2015 6:00 PM | Alexandra Kepler (Administrator)

    FS High School students, please join us in the party room of the Lost Dog Cafe on Columbia Pike in S. Arlington for free pizza and soda. Lost Dog Cafe makes fabulous pizza and sponsors a rescue foundation that has saved the lives of over 16,000 dogs and cats. Parents and younger siblings are welcome to enjoy a meal in the main dining room (paying their own tab). The cafe is located at 2920 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 22204 (near the intersection of S. Walter Reed Dr. and Columbia Pike). Metered on-street parking is usually available behind the building along S. 11th Street.

    Registration is required for this event, and space is limited. Register Here

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