[Nfbnet-members-list] Blind Youth Summer Programs

Sarah Baebler sbaebler at BISM.org
Wed Mar 19 04:00:10 UTC 2014


Still searching for a fun way to fill your summer?  Blind Industries 
and Services of Maryland (BISM) may have just the thing for 
you!  This summer, BISM Youth Services is heating up with two 
comprehensive, residential programs: Work to Independence 2014 for 
high school students and Independence 101 2014 for middle school students.

These fun and Educational programs offer students a chance to:
    * Learn non-visual techniques in Braille, cane travel, 
independent living, and the use of technology
    * Build confidence through rock-climbing, team-building 
activities, out-of-town trips, and recreational water activities
    * Earn valuable paid employment experience (Work to Independence)
    * Live in college apartments with blind peers and responsible 
blind instructors/mentors
    * Discuss current events in the blind community and build 
a  positive attitude about blindness
    * Learn to pursue personal, professional, and scholastic goals 
while using non-visual techniques
    * Explore Baltimore's exciting tourist attractions
    * Travel to Washington D.C. (Independence 101) and New York City 
and Orlando, FL (Work to Independence)

Join us for an enriching, fun-filled summer!!  At BISM we have high 
expectations for students who are blind or have low vision!  This 
summer you can build a foundation of skills and experience that will 
help you to achieve your future goals!

Please spread the word to students, parents, and supporters!  To find 
out more information on these programs or to submit an application, 
visit <http://www.bism.org/youth>www.bism.org/youth.  For those 
interested in becoming a counselor for one of these camps, submit 
your resume to Melissa Lomax at 
<mailto:mlomax at bism.org>mlomax at bism.org or Sarah Baebler at 
sbaebler at bism.org.


Melissa Lomax
BISM Youth 
BISM Youth Coordinator
<mailto:sbaebler at bism.org>sbaebler at bism.org 
<mailto:mlomax at bism.org>mlomax at bism.org

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