[New-hampshire-students] NFB Youth Slam Now on Twitter

by way of David Andrews <dandrews@visi.com> AZNOR99 at aol.com
Mon Jul 27 00:20:19 UTC 2009

200 blind high school students have just 
converged on the campus of the University of 
Maryland to spend a wild week learning about 
science, technology, engineering, and math.  With 
more than 70 adult blind mentors, they will build 
greenhouses, dissect sharks, learn CSI techniques, and even drive cars.

You can follow along through the week and learn 
breaking news from the NFB Youth Slam by going to


or follow “NFBYouthSlam” if you already have a Twitter account,.

Two hundred blind and low vision students from 
all across the country will attend this five-day 
adventure that will engage, inspire, and 
encourage the next generation of blind youth to 
consider careers falsely believed to be 
impossible for the blind.  Have you ever wanted 
to build and launch a rocket?  Are you interested 
in learning about forensics?  Or do you have an 
interest in journalism?  The possibilities are plentiful at the NFB Youth Slam!

While staying at the University of Maryland, 
College Park, students will be mentored by blind 
role models during fun and challenging activities 
designed to build confidence and increase science literacy.  Participants
Students and mentors dance during the closing party of the 2007
will also have the opportunity to attend 
workshops on topics such as leadership, career 
preparation, and blindness.  In addition, 
students will have time for fun and mingling 
during social activities, such as extreme sports, 
recreation night, and a talent show.

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