[Colorado-talk] National Federation of the Blind Youth Slam

Zakhnini, Karen KZakhnini at nfb.org
Tue Feb 17 10:35:48 UTC 2009

Invent new things, learn more about sports, 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 <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = 
"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />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!  But you must act now!  The deadline for applications 
is March 1!<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = 
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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.  Don't miss out 
on this amazing opportunity!!!

  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.

Karen C. Zakhnini
Education Project Manager
Jernigan Institute

Phone: (410) 659-9314, ext. 2293
Fax: (410) 659-5129

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