Join FSYF6




Support FS Youth

Your donation will allow FSYF to provide programs, awards, events, and support to empower FS youth worldwide.


CFC number 39436 - Donate to FSYF
Foreign Service
Youth Foundation

High School Re-Entry Program:  Fitting in Fast!

High School Re-Entry Teen Program
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 interactive program, featuring a panel of experienced Foreign Service teens, encourages students to identify and address their questions and concerns about teen social culture and high school life in the DC area while developing a support network of peers.

The program will consist of the following:
  • Team building activities 
  • Discussion topics:
    • Challenges identifying with American teen culture 
    • High school structure and culture
    • Making friends
    • Communicating feelings
    • Social media and online awareness
  • Panel discussion with Foreign Service Teens
  • Light dinner

This year the teen program will be facilitated by former TCK and the owner of Modern Muse Education Jessica Muse and supported by FSYF Board members and a panel of youth peers. 

About  Jessica Muse

Volunteer as a Teen Panelist
Teen panelists need not know 'everything' about being a teen in the U.S.  Rather, they should be able to relate to teens who have recently returned and who may be feeling curious, uncertain or overwhelmed. They should be willing to answer questions about their experiences and share their observations, while recognizing that their experiences may differ from those of other teens on the panel.   

High School Re-Entry Parent Program (Optional)
For the second year in a row, FSYF will be offering 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.


Date and Time:
Friday, August 11, 2017
6pm to 9pm

Oakwood Falls Church (State Room)
501 Roosevelt Blvd, Falls Church VA

FSYF Members:  $10/student
Non Members:  $20/student
Registration and payment is required.  Space is limited.

Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in Serving as a Teen Panelist or Youth Sponsor?

or contact FSYF at

Parent Registration

After parents register their child, they will be sent an email containing the link and registration code to register for the optional Parent Program.

 Foreign Service Youth Foundation (FSYF)

PO Box 50663   Arlington, VA   22205


 © 2014 Foreign Service Youth Foundation

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software