NAF Academy of Finance & NAF Academy of IT

The NAF Academy aims to prepare high school students for careers in finance through a rigorous, career-focused curriculum. Students gain real-world experience through work-based learning and engagement opportunities with business professionals—setting the stage for college success and rewarding careers. We are excited for the the class of 2025 to participate in the IT Academy!

Work-Based Learning

NAF’s work-based learning approach brings the workplace to the classroom for students through:

  • Guest speakers
  • Career readiness workshops
  • Industry-focused field trips and college visits
  • Site visits
  •  Help with elevator pitches, resumes, and interviews
  • Job Shadowing
  • Paid internships

Courses Offered

NAF provides a career-themed curriculum that incorporates current practices in the finance or IT industries. Planned course offerings can include:

  • Principles of Finance
  • Accounting
  • Business Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Principles of IT
  • Digital Video Production

"The NAF Academy teaches me the purpose of finance and how to manage my money better, while also preparing me for a brighter future."

Dior, KIPP DC College Preparatory


"I did not realize how much preparation was needed to be truly successful in life until I joined the NAF Academy. Now I feel prepared for anything my future holds."

Tristian, KIPP DC College Preparatory


"The NAF Academy is significant to me because it has allowed me to develop professionalism and prepared me for my incredible internship at Freddie Mac."

Leah, KIPP DC College Preparatory


"The NAF Academy has not only helped me learn how to manage my money, but has also given me the tools needed to allow me to have a successful career and future."

Lamar’Sha, KIPP DC College Prepratory

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