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  • 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

  • Tuesday, September 01, 2015 11:58 AM | Alexandra Kepler (Administrator)

    The summer edition of the FSYF youth newsletter 'Here, There & Everywhere' is now posted online.  The FSYF Youth Award winners are featured; read the winning essays, take a look at the winning artwork, and find out how the FS youth are contributing to their communities!

  • Friday, August 28, 2015 6:00 PM | Alexandra Kepler (Administrator)

    Each August, FSYF hosts a high school and a middle school re-entry program aimed at teens and tweens who are returning from abroad, moving to the U.S. for the first time, and looking to connect with a local peer group.  

    The FSYF High School Re-Entry program will be held on Friday, August 28, from 6pm - 9pm.

    More information and registration here.

    The FSYF Middle School Re-Entry program will be held on Sunday, August 30, from 2pm-4pm.

    More information and registration here.

  • Friday, August 21, 2015 8:00 PM | Alexandra Kepler (Administrator)

    These free events are an opportunity for FS families in the DC/Metro area to connect with each other.  If your family has recently returned from overseas, is new to the Foreign Service, or just wants to enjoy a casual FS social opportunity, please join us.  No RSVP is necessary, just show-up. 

    The following free movie will be shown at Gateway Park in Rosslyn, Virginia.  Located at 1300 Lee Highway at the base of Key Bridge, Arlington, VA.  Gateway Park is the site of many outdoor events throughout the year, and features paved trails, fountains, and ornamental garden and amphitheater. Look for the FSYF lawn sign, or call 703.434.2142 to connect with the group

    'Despicable Me' on Friday, August 21, Dusk: The theme of this year's Rosslyn Outdoor Film Fest is LOL Friday's.  Bring a picnic, or enjoy dinner at one of Rosslyn's restaurants, and then settle in for the family friendly movie.  Come early for pre-show games and prizes.  Film starts at dusk (generally between 8:30pm and 9:00pm)  


  • Thursday, August 06, 2015 7:00 PM | Alexandra Kepler (Administrator)

    Mark Your Calendar! Join FSYF, the technology company STG, and cyber security experts for this informative program about the realities and risks of social media for Foreign Service youth.

    This free session is designed for middle school and high school students and their Foreign Service parents.  Light refreshments will be provided.  

    Registration is required and limited: Register Here

  • Friday, July 17, 2015 8:00 PM | Alexandra Kepler (Administrator)

    An eclectic, family-friendly mix of New Orleans rhythm and blues, rockabilly, swing and country two-step.  The Grandsons have performed across the U.S. and internationally, including on d Department of State "Arts Envoy" grant to perform in El Salvador.  Join other FSYF families at this free performance under the stats in beautiful Lubber Run Park in central Arlington (two blocks north of Route 50/Arlington Blvd.) at North Columbus St. & 2nd St. North (Google: "200 North Columbus St, 22203)

  • Sunday, June 28, 2015 12:24 PM | Alexandra Kepler (Administrator)

    Don't miss out - Sunday June 28 is the last day to apply for entry!

    Parents of D.C.-area FS teens/tweens please note: if your child needs more to do this summer and would like to earn up to $400 in the process, FSYF is looking for FS youth to make "Welcome Home" videos profiling their local community and schools to help future FS youth transition back to the area after living abroad. 

    In this domestic counterpart to the overseas "Kid Vid" program, FSYF seeks D.C.-area youths in grades 7-12 (individuals or teams with at least one member belonging to FSYF) to make 10 to 20 minute-long narrated videos highlighting the shopping, dining, transportation and community life in their city or county (for example, Bethesda, Falls Church, or Alexandria) and describing its schools (for example, availability of IB or AP classes, athletics, and extracurricular activities).  The videos will be posted on the FSYF website.

    Deadline for applications is June 28, 2015.  Videos must be submitted by September 7, 2015.

    Full program details and the application form can be found here. 

    Contact fsyf@fsyf.org with any additional questions. 

  • Tuesday, June 16, 2015 3:30 PM | Alexandra Kepler (Administrator)

    Planning for a Positive Multilingual and Cultural Experience
    Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 3:30pm - 5:30pm at The Oakwood Falls Church

    Co- hosted by the Office of Overseas Schools and FSYF
    Join us for a panel discussion focusing on the Foreign Service youth and the foreign language teachers who work with them in the USDOS assisted schools around the world.  Hear from students that have moved to a foreign language country, discuss strategies for a successful cross cultural experience, and meet with the teachers that work with these students. If you are a youth that has lived overseas in a foreign language post and would like to participate on this panel please e-mail: fsyf@fsyf.org

    To register to attend this event:  Click Here 

  • Sunday, May 31, 2015 12:30 PM | Alexandra Kepler (Administrator)

    D.C.-area Foreign Service teens are invited for a fun afternoon of mini-golf and lunch on Sunday, May 31, from 12:30pm to 2:30pm at Woody's Golf Range (11801 Leesburg Pike, Herndon, VA 20170, located 10 miles north-west of Tyson's Corner).

    Woody's "Perils of the Lost Jungle" Miniature golf course was named by Newsweek magazine as one of the top five in America.  Woody's recently announced that it will close for good next November because of encroaching civilization, so time is running out to play on this amazing mini-golf course!

    FSYF will provide lunch and drinks in a reserved section of the picnic area.  Teens should bring $9 to pay for a round of mini-golf.

    This event is a great opportunity for FS teens to get together with old friends and make new friends who have also experienced an internationally-mobile childhood.

    Parents and younger siblings are welcome to attend and play mini-golf in separate groups from the teens. 

    Pre-registration is required.  Do so here


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