[Nfbnet-members-list] 2011 NFB Youth Slam Applications are Now Available

Hartle, Mary Jo mhartle at nfb.org
Fri Nov 12 03:06:57 UTC 2010

2011 NFB Youth Slam: A STEM Leadership Academy for Blind High School Students

  We are pleased to announce the third biennial NFB Youth 
Slam.  Whether or not science or technology is "your thing," there's 
sure to be something for everyone.  Learn the science behind building 
apps for your iPod, use cutting-edge equipment and technology to 
determine chemical reactions in chemistry labs, build robots, or 
learn how to use nonvisual techniques to perform a real 
dissection.  We guarantee this summer program will be like no other 
you've ever been to before!

One hundred and fifty blind and low vision students from all across 
the country will be selected to attend this five-day adventure, to be 
held in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = 
"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Baltimore, Maryland, 
that will engage, inspire, and encourage the next generation of blind 
youth to consider careers falsely believed to be impossible for the blind.

While staying on a college campus, students will be mentored by blind 
role models during fun and challenging activities designed to build 
confidence and increase science literacy.  Participants will also 
have the opportunity to attend workshops on topics such as 
leadership, career preparation, and blindness.  In addition, students 
and mentors will take part in a variety of social events throughout 
the week.  Come to the NFB Youth Slam and meet other blind and low 
vision students from all over the United States!

Interested students who will be age fourteen at the time of the 
program, and are starting high school (ninth grade) in the fall of 
2011 or are currently in high school (including those graduating in 
the spring of 2011) should complete an application online. Students 
need not have a strong interest in science, technology, engineering, 
or math (STEM) in order to participate, enjoy, and benefit from this 
extraordinary experience.

If you are interested in attending the NFB Youth Slam, either as a 
student participant, or as an adult volunteer, visit 
<http://www.blindscience.org/>www.blindscience.org to complete an 
online application.  Applications are due by March 1, 2011.

If you have any questions about the NFB Youth Slam, please visit the 
Web site or contact Mary Jo Hartle, Director of Education, NFB 
Jernigan Institute,

(410) 659-9314, extension 2407, or e-mail 
<mailto:YouthSlam at nfb.org>YouthSlam at nfb.org.

Join us as we continue to make history at what promises to be the 
best NFB Youth slam yet!

Mary Jo T. Hartle

Mary Jo Thorpe-Hartle, MEd, NOMC

Director of Education
Jernigan Institute
200 East Wells Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
Phone: (410)659-9314 ext. 2407
Email: <mailto:mhartle at nfb.org>mhartle at nfb.org
Fax: (410) 659-5129
Visit <http://www.nfb.org/>www.nfb.org

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