Each August, FSYF hosts a High School Re-Entry Program aimed at teens entering grades 9 through 12. This program is designed for high school students in the foreign affairs community who are returning from abroad, moving to the U.S. for the first time, or still struggling with re-entry issues after an earlier move.
This workshop presented by TCK mentor and trainer Megan C. Norton helps repatriating high school students (grades 9 to 12) and their parents adjust to American high school life and local teen social culture. It will feature an overview of the re-entry process followed by a facilitated discussion among teen participants to explore strategies to navigate re-entry. It will be presented in late August at an Arlington County location to be determined. Check this page in mid-July for details and to register. Details will also be announced in FSYF's weekly emails to members.
For the past four years, FSYF has also offered an optional High School Re-entry Program for parents which will run concurrently with the teen program. Parents who register their teen for the High School Re-Entry program are eligible to attend this parent program. Parents are not required to attend this session, but many find it helpful.
This program will feature the latest literature and research on Third Culture Kids (TCKs), and the challenges they may face adjusting to life in their home country. Parents will also have an opportunity to ask questions and receive answers from local Foreign Service parents, teachers, and counselors.
FSYF Board member and Foreign Service youth advocate, Kim DeBlauw will facilitate this program.