[Art_beyond_sight_educators] National Federation of the Blind Youth Slam
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
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND
Phone: (410) 659-9314, ext. 2293
Fax: (410) 659-5129
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