[CCCNFBW] BELL training

Kaye Kipp kkipp123 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 9 02:30:17 UTC 2018

Hi Marci.


Is there going to be training at another time?  I'd really like to be a part
of it, but I'm taking some other training this weekend.  I'd get out of it
if I could, but the VA paid for it so I can't really not do it.




From: CCCNFBW [mailto:cccnfbw-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Marci
Carpenter via CCCNFBW
Sent: Thursday, March 08, 2018 6:25 PM
To: Clark County Chapter, NFB of Washington List
Cc: Marci Carpenter
Subject: [CCCNFBW] BELL training


Hello Clark County Federationists,

As Matt has said, we will be holding BELL training this Saturday. I wanted
to provide a little more information and hope many of you will volunteer fro
this fun program. Below is some information about the BELL program; a
braille literacy and independence program for blind children developed by
the NFB. The NFB of Washington is co-hosting our BELL program with the NFB
of Oregon at WSSB the weeks of August 6 and August 13. The link that Beth
provided is from a past NFB of Oregon program. The program is for young
children from 6-12 years old so there is no jobs component. We will need
volunteers from the chapter to assist with the program. Volunteers will sign
up with Corey to fill morning and afternoon shifts (8 am-noon and noon-3
pm). Our teacher for the program will be Sarah Zachariah, a teacher of blind
children from the Samamish school district. Sarah has a great attitude and
good energy for our program. Carla McQuillan, NFB of Oregon President, will
be leading the training, which will also cover things that the chapter can
do to help prepare for the program. Carla has several years experience
running BELL programs in Oregon. 


I will also be at the training on Saturday. I am very excited that we are
hosting our first BELL program. I hope to be with many of you on Saturday. I
will be arriving in Vancouver Friday evening around 5:15. I am available to
have dinner or meet with chapter members. If you want to get together send
me an email at mjc59 at comcast.net or call me at 206-604-5507.


Marci Carpenter

The NFB Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning (BELL) Academy prepares
blind and low vision children, ages four through twelve, to grow into
confident and independent blind people who will live the lives they want.
The program provides Braille and non-visual skills instruction through fun,
hands-on learning in a day program or residential setting. In addition to
Braille crafts, games, and other engaging projects, children learn vital
independent living skills, interact with blind adults who serve as mentors,
and enjoy field trips to sites related to the NFB BELL Academy curriculum.
Through these activities and interactions, the children learn that blindness
or low vision does not define them or their future. 

.          <https://nfb.org/bell-academy##2> Details about the NFB BELL


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