|Left to right: Judith Dittman, executive director of |
Alternative House; Andrew House, who received
a certificate for being the “Best All-Around Student”;
and Fairfax County Board Chair Sharon Bulova.
The Annandale Safe Youth Program, operated by Alternative House, provides a safe, after-school environment for students in grades 4-6 at St. Barnabas Epispocal Church on Ravensworth Road. The students, most of whom attend Braddock Elementary School in Annandale, receive homework help, mentoring, counseling, and a snack, while learning to form positive relationships. There’s also a summer program which includes lots of field trips.