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A community space where teens meet once a month to connect and grow stronger together through a holistic and integrative experience that nourishes the mind and body. Delivered through 5 channels using different modalities, teens are empowered both internally and externally through the power of connection including:

  • Expressive Arts – connecting with your inner self through art, music, writing, photography

  • Mindfulness – calming and connecting the mind and body through meditation, yoga 

  • Nature & Animals – healing through the connective force of equine & canine therapy 

  • Social Emotional – building trust and healthy connections through group games and discussion 

  • Relationships – fostering positive peer and adult connections through shared experiences

De-stress, connect with peers and learn new skills to cope better with the pressures of life. Participate in fun ice-breaker games, group sharing and discussions, and activities that build resilience.


Sunday, June 25, 2-5 pm

43454 Crossroads Dr, Ashburn, VA 20147

Summit Dog:  Let our canine friends provide unconditional companionship and help teach you how to connect, mindfully, with our furry friends.

Bracelet making: Concentrating on making a friendship bracelet helps relieve stress and anxiety. Thinking about making those tiny knots over and over takes your mind off of the stress, allowing you to focus on the task at hand. Making friendship bracelets also allow you to express gratitude to a friend who has been there for you, bringing you joy.


Workshop 3 TBD

June FORT Providers

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Michelle Robinson, Summit Dog

Hey there! I’m Michelle Robinson and I am thrilled to be back at the FORT!


The team at Summit Dog is excited about our partnership with the FORT. Whether I am accompanied by my German Shepherd Simon, lovable Samoyeds, super-smart Australian Shepherds, a kind and sweet Golden Retriever, or even bunnies, we are all happy to share with you the unconditional love and support our animals have to offer.


It seems like a lifetime ago, I was a project manager working for a very large government contractor when I had a life-changing event that helped me to realize that I wanted more from life. I’ve always heard the phrase “find your passion and figure out a way to make a living doing it”, so after a lot of self-reflection and trying various activities, I realized that I LOVED training dogs and using them to make people happy! It wasn’t long after that I started my company, Summit Therapy Animal Services, to provide professional Animal Assisted Programs throughout Northern Virginia and Washington DC. It is a very rewarding job and I am blessed to work with my dogs to help people.

Also available for teens, check out our

Teen Support Groups and Teen Mental Wellness Series

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