[Art_beyond_sight_educators] National Federation of the Blind Youth Slam

Zakhnini, Karen KZakhnini at nfb.org
Fri Jan 9 21:43:08 UTC 2009

The National Federation of the Blind Youth Slam
A 2009 STEM Leadership Academy

Observe!  Discover!  Evolve!

Launch rockets, invent new things, perform 
astronomy, examine new technology, learn about 
engineering, solve crimes like on CSI, design 
solutions for the environment, meet new friends 
from all over the United States, play goal ball, 
watch movies, dance, make podcasts, meet blind 
role models, and experience many other adventures at the NFB Youth Slam.

 From July 26-August 1, 2009, two hundred blind 
and low vision high school students will stay at 
the University of Maryland, College Park, to be 
mentored by blind role models during fun and 
challenging activities meant to build confidence, 
expand leadership and advocacy skills, and 
increase science literacy. Participants will also 
attend various social events as well as workshops 
on topics such as leadership, career preparation, 
and advocacy. The NFB Youth Slam will culminate 
in an inspiring rally in Washington DC!

Those interested in participating as students or 
mentors should complete an application by March 
1, 2009.  After an initial screening process, 
eligible students will be accepted into the 
program through random selection. Students and 
mentors need not have a strong interest in 
science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) 
in order to participate, enjoy, and benefit from this academy.

  If you are interested in being a student or 
mentor participant or if you'd like to learn more 
about the NFB Youth Slam visit 

Send questions about the NFB Youth Slam to 
<mailto:youthslam at nfb.org>youthslam at nfb.org.

NFB Youth Slam 2009­Observe!  Discover!  Evolve!

Karen C. Zakhnini

Education Project Manager

Jernigan Institute


Phone: (410) 659-9314, ext. 2293

Fax: (410) 659-5129

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