[Nfbnet-members-list] Fwd: BISM Summer Programs
dandrews at visi.com
Thu May 2 02:23:06 CDT 2013
>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
>BISMs purpose is to positively change people's attitudes about blindness
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>Help sponsor our youth program activities
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