[Nfbnet-members-list] Fwd: BISM Summer Programs

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Thu May 2 07:23:06 UTC 2013

>Hi David,
>We still have some slots open in our two 
>residential programs.  Could you forward the 
>message below to the various NFB lists?  Thanks in advance for your assistance.
>Summer is almost here!  Blind\low vision high 
>school and middle school students need something 
>to do!  Blind Industries and Services of 
>Maryland (BISM) is administering two residential 
>programs for blind\low vision youth in the summer of 2013:
>Work to Independence 2013 
>(<x-apple-data-detectors://0>June 22 to August 
>10) is a seven week residential program for 
>blind high school students. Students will learn 
>non-visual techniques to develop the skills and 
>confidence needed to optimize their independence 
>as they transition to adulthood.  Blind adults 
>will provide hands-on instruction and 
>supervision throughout this comprehensive 
>program. High school students will attend the 
>National Federation of the Blind (NFB) 
>Convention in Orlando Florida, participate in 
>recreational activities with their peers, travel 
>to New York and Washington DC and put their 
>skills to practice in a 20 hour per-week paid 
>work experience during the final four weeks of the program.
>Independence <tel:101%202013>101 2013 
>(<x-apple-data-detectors://2>July 20-August 10) 
>is a three week residential program for blind 
>middle school/upper elementary students. 
>Students will receive hands-on instruction from 
>blind adults to learn non-visual 
>techniques.  These skills will build a 
>foundation which will improve their 
>self-confidence and increase their independence. 
>Students will live with competent blind adults, 
>participate in career exploration activities and 
>will enjoy many recreational activities with 
>their peers in the Baltimore-Washington DC area.
>Please share this email with anyone who might be 
>interested in attending one of these exciting 
>programs.  We still have some slots available, 
>so apply today!  More information regarding the 
>programs and online applications can be found on 
>our website at <http://www.bism.org/youth>www.bism.org/youth.
>Feel free to contact me if you have any further 
>questions or need more information.
>Dan Wenzel, M.S.
>Manager of Youth Services
>Blind Industries and Services of Maryland
>3345 Washington Blvd
>Baltimore, MD 21227
>Phone: 410-737-2642     Cell: 410-274-1647
>Fax: 410-737-2689        Toll Free: 888-322-4567
>Email: dwenzel at BISM.org
>BISM’s purpose is to positively change people's attitudes about blindness
>Follow us: Facebook – Bism YouthPrograms
>Twitter @BISM_Youth
>Help sponsor our youth program activities 
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