[Nfbnet-members-list] BLIND, Inc. Summer Program

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Thu Jan 5 08:12:09 UTC 2012

Warm Greetings from BLIND, Incorporated.

It is once again time to start making plans for your summer.  This 
year the PREP, Post-secondary Readiness Empowerment Program, our 
eight-week program for blind high school students, will run from June 
11 to August 3, 2012.  (Formerly known as Life 101.)

This exciting summer program is for blind high school students and is 
designed to prepare them for academic, employment, and social 
success.  The PREP curriculum is designed to empower blind youth with 
the alternative techniques of blindness they will need to be 
successful in the college and the career fields they choose, and to 
give them the confidence and belief in themselves they need to find 
and keep a job.

The core classes include Braille reading and writing, independent 
cane travel, Industrial Arts, adaptive technology, and home/dormitory 
management, that includes cooking, cleaning, washing and labeling 
clothes, personal care, and daily living skills.

PREP students live in apartments with fellow students and adult 
counselors. These counselors and instructors serve as successful and 
positive role models.  Students shop for groceries, prepare meals, 
and clean their apartments as part of their home and personal 
management training. They begin to learn how to live independently 
while still in a supportive environment. They develop problem-solving 
skills and come to realize that they will be able to take care of 
themselves and take responsibility for their own futures.

This program is based on a positive view of blindness, that if blind 
people are given proper training and opportunity, they can be 
successful in education, find meaningful employment, and live full 
and productive lives.

Traveling to Dallas Texas
In 2012, PREP students will enjoy the exciting opportunity of 
accompanying BLIND, Incorporated staff and adult students when we 
travel to Dallas, Texas to attend the week long national convention 
of the National Federation of the Blind, the largest annual gathering 
of blind teenagers and adults in the world.  During this convention, 
our PREP students will join hundreds of other high school and college 
students from around the country when attending the National 
Association of Blind Students seminar and participate in other 
meetings and seminars and learn about new ground-breaking technology. 
This annual convention is packed full of fun and great learning 
opportunities and experiences.

Throughout the summer the PREP students will also participate in a 
variety of fun activities from canoeing and camping, to rock 
climbing, and shopping at the mall of America.

For more information: or to complete an application you can visit our 
website at <http://www.blindinc.org/>www.blindinc.org  or call 
612-872-0100 (ext. 251), or toll free 800-597-9558, or e-mail 
<mailto:cguggisberg at blindinc.org>cguggisberg at blindinc.org

Charlene Guggisberg, Coordinator for Youth and Special programs
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