[Nfbnet-members-list] Youth Slam Announcement

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Fri Dec 16 01:54:34 UTC 2016

We are pleased to announce the 2017 National Federation of the Blind 
Youth Slam, a weeklong learning opportunity in a wide-variety of 
science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines. 
Students will learn new skills, make new friends, and have fun while 
being mentored by STEM professionals, many of whom are blind.

One hundred blind and low vision students from across the country 
will be selected to attend this weeklong adventure at Towson 
University in Maryland from July 23 to 29, 2017. The NFB Youth Slam 
will engage, inspire, and encourage you-the next generation of blind 
scientists, engineers, programmers, and mathematicians-to consider 
STEM careers. While some falsely believe these careers are not for 
blind students, the NFB is here to help you live the life you want. 
Your hopes and dreams define your future; blindness does not.

While staying on the campus at Towson University, you will be 
mentored by positive blind role models. The range of fun and 
challenging activities will raise your expectations, build 
confidence, and increase your science literacy. Build your NFB Youth 
Slam schedule from a selection of twenty STEM disciplines including 
fields such as: robotics, engineering, neuroscience, and chemistry. 
The possibilities are endless. Come to the NFB Youth Slam and meet 
other blind and low vision students, as well as successful blind 
adults, from all over the United States!

Students who are US citizens and currently in grades 9-12 are invited 
to apply. Interested students should apply online by May 7, 2017.

For more information about the NFB Youth Slam and to learn about 
volunteer opportunities, please visit 
http://blindscience.org/nfb-youth-slam. If you have additional 
questions, contact us at (410) 659-9314, extension 2418, or email 
STEM at nfb.org<mailto:STEM at nfb.org>.

Join us as we continue to raise expectations and make history at what 
promises to be the best NFB Youth Slam yet!

Thank you,

Mya Catherine Jones
Assistant to the Executive Director of the Jernigan Institute
200 East Wells Street, Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 659-9314, extension 2373 | mjones at nfb.org<mailto:mjones at nfb.org>
mjones at nfb.org

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