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Like many entrepreneurs, the road has been winding, curvy, up, down, and sideways for entrepreneur Joshua Chernikoff. After graduating with an undergraduate degree from American University and then earning a Master’s degree in broadcast journalism from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, Joshua spent two year’s as a sports broadcaster in beautiful Harrisonburg, Virginia. There, he covered everything from middle school lacrosse to the Washington Redskins.
After a year off from broadcasting and working at the historic Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Joshua got the opportunity to work for the Redskins – a dream come true for the native Washingtonian. While Joshua loved the experience at the Redskins, he was ready to score a touchdown on his own and started a tutoring company, Ashley Tutors. This is a company he still owns today and Ashley Tutors is considered one of the premier tutoring teams in the DC region.
In 2011, Joshua and his team also began to provide tutoring after school and noticed the market inefficiencies in the many student activities taking place after the final bell. Joshua founded Flex Academies the following year. Today Flex Academies has become the nation’s first turn–key solution that systematically and successfully works with families, PTAs, schools, and vendors. The company currently serves the local Washington community and is planning significant regional and national expansion over the next five years.
From Flex Academies website:
Flex provides safe, secure and fun enrichment programs for elementary, middle, and high school students. The Flex program is an easy alternative to PTAs who are trying to fund and manage after school programs with volunteers.
- It’s Easy. We handle all the management; you need just one volunteer to promote your program.
- Variety & Quality. We can offer more: We’ve worked with over 400 vendors in 580 high-quality activities.
- Fundraising Opportunity. This won’t cost your PTA money. In fact, most participating PTAs generate funds for their organization.
The Benefits of having Flex Acadmies involved in your child’s school:
1- Flex will partner with the schools PTA to help ensure volunteers have professional support.
2- They help build and manage the enrichment program.
3- Flex Provides professional enrichment.
4- Save and Fun environment for children.
5- Flex provides a professionally run program
Top Notch Instruction
Quality matters. We carefully choose the businesses we partner with in order to maintain the high level of instruction that parents and schools expect from our programs.
Your students benefit from having instructors who are at the top of their fields, who have met background check requirements, and who have a demonstrated ability to work effectively with children in a learning environment. It’s about the peace of mind you get knowing that your students are in good hands
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