[nfbwatlk] Youth Track at the State Convention

Les Fitzpatrick lesfitz at comcast.net
Mon Sep 27 02:14:38 UTC 2010

Denise I would be glad to mentor although I wasn't planning on staying in
the hotel but I could if I need too. If I did that though I would need to
have my room covered if at all possible. Just let me know. Les 

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From: nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
Behalf Of Denise Mackenstadt
Sent: Sunday, September 26, 2010 6:11 PM
To: nfbwatlk at nfbnet.org
Subject: [nfbwatlk] Youth Track at the State Convention

As we near the time for the NFB of Washington Annual State Convention we are
planning to have another youth track.  Last fall we successfully included
several blind youth in a track during convention which included peer
connections, mentoring with blind adults and participation in convention
activities.  An essential part of this experience is the opportunity for
blind youth to follow the activities of the convention with the help of an
adult blind mentor.  Again we are soliciting members to participate as
mentors throughout the convention.  Mentoring may take two different tracks.
First we are in need of male and female mentors who will be willing to
chaperone a blind young person in their room for the weekend.  Secondly,
mentors will be assigned one or two blind young people to help navigate
through the convention activities.  Mentors may take on both or just one of
these responsibilities.  Please respond to me at dmackenstadt at comcast.net or
at (206)419-9555.  Our efforts in introducing blind young people to the
National Federation of the Blind and our philosophy is a rewarding
experience.  These young people are traveling a journey that most of us have
already traveled.  Hopefully, our efforts will enable them to travel life's
journey with confidence and pride as blind persons.
Denise Mackenstadt
dmackenstadt at comcast.net

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