For over a decade, the BFA Fairfax Athletic Department has offered an alternative learning opportunity for students through the ability to serve as athletic department assistants. This program has grown over the years to become an essential part of the day-to-day operations of the BFA Fairfax Athletics, and Buildings and Grounds departments, with a wide array of contributions including game day preparation, field lining and maintenance, equipment distribution and inventory, and assorted other essential tasks. Many students have transferred the knowledge and skills acquired through this opportunity to forge their own career paths in college and the workforce.
High School Today magazine, the monthly publication of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) recognized the unique nature of this opportunity, and highlighted BFA Fairfax in its November 2022 issue. The link to the article can be found here: High School Today Nov. 2022.
We are so proud to be able to offer this opportunity to our students, and as the article summarizes, “with some creativity and outside-of-the-box thinking, schools can create opportunities that not only provide solutions to imminent challenges, but more importantly, they can make the ultimate difference in a student’s future.”