[Nfbnet-members-list] 2011 NFB LAW Program

Olivero, Treva TEOlivero at nfb.org
Wed Dec 8 01:56:35 UTC 2010

The National Federation of the Blind Announces the 2011 NFB 
Leadership and Advocacy in Washington, D.C., (LAW) Program

Engaging the Voice of America's Blind Youth

April 8-12, 2011

This four-day experience will provide blind and low-vision students 
in grades six to nine, or ages twelve to sixteen, with a unique 
opportunity to explore the inner workings of our country's 
government, its history, and its culture, while staying at the 
headquarters for the National Federation of the Blind in Baltimore, 
Maryland. In addition to learning about grassroots legislation 
efforts, how resolutions are passed, and how blindness legislation is 
created, participants will become familiar with advocacy work for 
blind individuals and available resources for blind students and 
adults. Highlights of the program include: visits to historical sites 
in Washington, D.C., meetings with influential government leaders, 
presentations by prominent leaders from the largest blindness 
advocacy group in the country, a tour of the National Federation of 
the Blind national headquarters, and opportunities to interact with 
technology from the International Braille and Technology Center, the 
largest lab of Braille and speech products for the blind.

Twenty-four students will be accepted for the LAW program. All 
accepted students must be accompanied by a parent/guardian, teacher, 
or blind/low-vision mentor from their home state. There will be a 
$250 fee per student/chaperone pair. Transportation, room, and board 
will be provided for students and chaperones.

Apply now by going to 
<http://www.nfb.org/LAWProgram>www.nfb.org/LAWProgram. Applications 
are due by February 1, 2011. For more information, contact Treva 
Olivero, Education Program Specialist, at (410) 659-9314, extension 
2295, or by e-mail at <mailto:teolivero at nfb.org>teolivero at nfb.org.

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