Action Items

  • Watch AEF students from six DC high schools explore New York City. 

  • Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) provided inspiration for careers in airport operations, public safety and airlines.

  • Buy tickets for the annual AEF VIP July 4th Celebration with sparkling fireworks views.
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AEF explored the Big Apple with 55 students and staff from DC's Academies of Hospitality & Tourism, Culinary Arts and Mass Media.

Students learned about hospitality industry careers and heard personal stories from professionals.

Thank you to our NYC field trip partners!

  • New York Marriott Marquis and the W – New York – two contrasting hotels in Times Square
  • The Javits Convention Center – behind-the-scenes tour and exploration of careers in large events
  • Summit One Vanderbilt – immersive tourism and art discovery destination atop a skyscraper

Thank you also to Battle’s Transportation, Pod Hotel Times Square, Landry’s and Bill’s Bar and Burger New York.

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Thanks to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA), more than 100 juniors and seniors from eight DC and regional high schools visited Reagan National Airport for a day of career talks, behind-the-scenes tours and one-on-one networking with professionals in aviation.

Students also met with recruiters and executives from the airport across culinary, concessions, airlines and public safety.

" I thought the airline industry was pretty simple. But after my experience, I compare airports to a small city. There are so many different areas and roles and everyone works together at the same time to make things run smoothly.” - Daniel, Coolidge High School

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Last week, speakers Mattison McDonald, Nathalie Caillon Rytting, Cayla Lewis, Jennifer Rodrigues and Brittany Edlow took participants on the journey from high school to becoming an executive.

Thank you to our partners at the Marriott Washington DC Capitol Hill!

As you consider building your talent pipeline:

  • Young people have skills, knowledge and insights that are valuable. It’s worth your investment of time and expertise.
  • Think about what makes your workplace desirable, welcoming and a great place for them to thrive.
  • Take advantage of city-funded programs. Learn more about ways you can tap into internships at no cost to your company.

We look forward to continuing this conversation with you.

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July 4th Celebration invitation

Join AEF for our annual rooftop celebration on July 4th from 7-10 p.m. at the American Pharmacists Association. Your ticket supports scholarships for DC high school students!

  • Enjoy great food, drinks and family-friendly fun
  • Experience DC’s spectacular fireworks show from a private rooftop
  • Show your company’s support of young people by sponsoring the event

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“PIXELBLOOM: Timeless Butterflies” invites you to step into a virtual world of cherry blossoms, discovering the ephemeral beauty of butterflies and thrilling exuberance of nature. 

Use this exclusive link to save 10% off your ticket purchase. Thank you to ARTECHOUSE for your continued partnership. A portion of ticket proceeds to this exhibit benefit AEF.

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