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With more than two decades working in education and youth development, Shelvee Casey knows what she's doing. Harnessing her extensive background, the founder and director of Youth Legacy, Inc. dedicates herself to helping underserved young people through positive reinforcement, hands-on tutoring sessions, and summer programs that build job skills and confidence.

4546 Beech Rd.
Temple Hills,
MD
US

Since opening its doors in 1998, Language Stars has introduced more than 30,000 children to foreign languages with small-group classes and full-immersion activities. Through a selective process, Language Stars recruits ambitious teachers from more than 20 countries who share a common goal of revolutionizing how and when American children learn foreign languages. Parents and Tots Classes are available for children between 1–3 years old, and Kids Only classes are available for children 3–5, 5–8 and 8–10 years old. Absorbent little minds soak up Spanish, Mandarin, French, German, or Arabic with the help of their FunImmersion approach, learning naturally through games, songs, activities and art projects to help kids finally understand their foreign-exchange imaginary friends.

318 Montgomery St.
Alexandria,
VA
US

Hospitality Training Institute readies aspiring bartenders, casino dealers, and banquet servers to excel in both charming customers and plying their trade. Instructors guide their students through complete certification courses, which can last 20 to 150 hours, or through single-day workshops, in which students hone their skills to optimum employability. The institute maintains connections with the Virginia Hotel and Lodging Association and the National Restaurant Association, a close association that helps pupils find paid work upon completion of their training. Safety certifications demonstrate how to handle food and alcohol properly, so that confused waiters don’t fire all meals from a cannon.

1432 Duke Street
Alexandria,
VA
US

Most Popular Service: Safety and security training

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Established: 1994

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours

Brands Used: NRA, Sabre, Monadnock, Taser

Pro Tip: Come with an open mind and don't be afraid. Our classes are suitable for everyone.

The Ranges

Instructors rely on local indoor and outdoor ranges, where they lead live-fire training in handguns, shotguns, and rifles.

At a Glance

The lecture room at D&D Security Training Academy is open to all types of clients: police officers, private investigators, security guards, and the general public. To teach the various lessons?which typically cover the use of firearms and other defensive tactics?NRA-certified instructors use a combination of lectures, demonstrations, and open discussions. Then, they typically head to the range for hands-on practice. D&D Security Training Academy can also train clients to become shooting instructors themselves.

5400 Eisenhower Avenue
Alexandria,
VA
US

At Forum Intensive English Center, learning is more than staring at a book or listening to a teacher's voice—it's an engaging process that requires participation. The school's instructors boost students' fluency in the English language through interactive exercises developed by European linguist Susanna McPhilomy. Active group conversations and role-playing exercises are a few of the techniques used during intensive English courses and test-preparation programs that prepare students for the TOEFL, IELTS, and other exams. Students can also opt for classes designed to help them communicate in a professional setting.

801 North Pitt Street
Alexandria,
VA
US

CT International Modeling School prepares kids for careers as models, actresses, and pageant queens. Its industry-specific trainings—available as summer camps and workshops—teach students how to walk down a runway, style their own hair, and strike creative poses, rather than always posing triumphantly on top of the same mountain.

5408 Eisenhower Avenue
Alexandria,
VA
US