Monday, December 13, 2010

Programs for low vision/blind youth interested in science, math or the law

I have posted about these opportunities in the past. Just wanted to post a reminder for anyone interested.

2011 NFB Youth Slam







The dates and location for the 2011 NFB Youth Slam have been chosen!






In the summer of 2011, the National Federation of the Blind will have its third NFB Youth Slam, a five-day experiential academy for blind high school students (ages 14-18) focusing on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. This year’s program will be held at Towson University, July 17-23, 2011.






Registration for student attendees is underway. Adult volunteers are also being sought to help facilitate the program. If you are interested in attending the NFB Youth Slam in either capacity, visit www.blindscience.org to complete an online application, call Mary Jo Hartle, Director of Education, at (410) 659-9314, extension 2407, or e-mail youthslam@nfb.org.










2011 NFB Leadership and Advocacy in Washington, D.C.






The second NFB Leadership and Advocacy in Washington, D.C., (LAW) program will take place April 8-12, 2011. This is an exciting opportunity for students ages 12-16 to learn about the importance of collective action, blindness legislation, and the history of the organized blind movement first hand. Applications are available online.














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