[Nfbnet-members-list] summer fun and Blind Industries and Services of Maryland Independence 2011

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Thu Jan 20 07:54:00 UTC 2011

>It is cold outside, so it is time to start 
>thinking about summer fun and Blind Industries 
>and Services of Maryland Independence 2011!
>Last year Independence 2010 was a great success 
>and this year it is going to be even better.
>Independence 2011 is a seven-week residential 
>program where blind and low vision youth 
>entering into the 10th, 11th, and 12th grades in 
>the fall of 2011 will have the opportunity to 
>learn the nonvisual skills of blindness from 
>successful blind instructors. We will return to 
>the campus of Towson University, where students 
>will live in apartments with their blind adult 
>instructors/mentors and learn how to manage 
>their own apartment, cook, clean, grocery shop, 
>manage money, wash clothes, to name just a few 
>things. Not only will students of the seven-week 
>residential program learn the skills of 
>blindness through classes such as cane travel, 
>Braille, computer/technology, and independent 
>living (Home Ec.) but they are going to be able 
>to gain that much needed resume builder – paid 
>employment. With these economic times, who 
>doesn’t need a little extra spending money? 
>Students will have the opportunity to work a 
>total of 30-40 hours in the community during the 
>last two weeks of the program.
>Independence 2011 is going to attend the 
>national convention of the National Federation 
>of the Blind in Orlando, FL and participate in 
>the National Federation of the Blind Youth Slam 
>and we can’t forget spend a day having fun in 
>Disney World. Then, there are the times that we 
>explore Baltimore, Towson, visit our Nation’s 
>capital, attend an O’s game, go swimming, check 
>out a movie or two and we can’t forget those 
>evenings of playing cards until the wee hours of morning.
>Sound fun!?! You better believe it!
>Dates: June 19 – August 5, 2011
>For information about Independence 2011 please 
>email me at <mailto:aphelps at bism.org>aphelps at bism.org or call 410-737-2642.
>Warm regards,
>Amy C. Phelps
>Amy C. Phelps, CRC, NOMC
>Check out information about our summer youth 
>program: <http://bism.org/r_youth_TEMP_2.cfm>Independence 2011
>Blind Industries and Services of Maryland
>3345 Washington Blvd
>Baltimore, MD 21227
>Phone: 410-737-2642
>Mobile: 410-274-1647
>Fax: 410-737-2689
>Toll Free: 888-322-4567
>E-mail: <mailto:aphelps at bism.org>aphelps at bism.org
>"...given proper training and opportunity, the 
>average blind person can do the average job in 
>the average place of business and do it as well 
>as his or her sighted neighbor..." Freedom for the Blind, James H. Omvig
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