[NFBOK-Talk] FW: Expedition in the Grand Canyon for Blind, Visually Impaired, and Sighted Students Ages 15-19- Please Share!

Jeannie Massay jmassay1 at cox.net
Tue Nov 24 23:01:55 UTC 2015

FYI. This sounds great!


From: Kaitlyn Millen [mailto:kaitlyn.millen at nobarriersusa.org] 
Sent: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 4:32 PM
To: leadingtheway at nobarriersusa.org
Subject: Expedition in the Grand Canyon for Blind, Visually Impaired, and
Sighted Students Ages 15-19- Please Share!


Dear NFB Contacts,


It would be wonderful if you could share the information below and attached
with your chapters. Please let us know if you have questions! 


Leading the Way: Grand Canyon Sound Academy | A celebration of the NPS

A group of 20 blind, visually impaired and sighted students across the U.S.
ages 15-19 will have an amazing opportunity to participate in a 9-month
program that includes an expedition to the Grand Canyon with No Barriers
Youth on July 24- August 4, 2016. Over the course of 12 days, students will
journey into the heart of Grand Canyon, learning about the importance of
natural sounds, participating in meaningful science, learning about career
opportunities with the National Park Service, and honing their leadership
strengths. At the end of this transformative expedition, students emerge as
leaders ready to face personal and global barriers with passion and
perseverance and inspired and equipped to be the next generation of
ambassadors for the National Park Service. No Barriers USA was co-founded by
the first blind mountaineer to summit Everest, Erik Weihenmayer. Attached is
our flyer with program details.


Cost:  $300 + travel to Phoenix, AZ.  Due to generous funding from the
National Park Service's Natural Sound & Night Skies Division (NSNSD), this
program has been partially offset from its original price.

Eligible Students: Blind, Visually Impaired and Sighted

TO APPLY: Submit an online application and correlating materials here:

(Preference is given to those who apply by the early deadline):

Early Application Deadline: December 4, 2015
Final Application Deadline: January 8, 2016

At No Barriers, we believe that what's within you is stronger than what's in
your way, and we are out to prove it every day through our transformative
journeys that help students discover their potential.  Please contact us for
more information if you would like to join our efforts by supporting a
student or school program.

Please contact us at LeadingTheWay at nobarriersusa.org
<mailto:LeadingTheWay at nobarriersusa.org>  or call us at 970-484-3633
<tel:970-484-3633>  with any questions and share this email with those who
may be interested. If you share this message, please CC
LeadingTheWay at nobarriersusa.org <mailto:LeadingTheWay at nobarriersusa.org>  so
we can see our reach. If you "like" No Barriers Youth" on Facebook, you can
see our post about this program and share it on social media. You can also
nominate a student here:

Thank you for helping to spread the word and we look forward to connecting
with you!



KAITLYN MILLEN | School Programs Manager

Donate today:  <http://www.nobarriersusa.org/give-step-1/>

224 Canyon Avenue, Suite 207, Fort Collins, CO 80521

OFFICE: 970.484.3633, Extension 322 

TOLL FREE: 877.627.1425 FAX: 970.672.1073  

 <http://www.nobarriersusa.org/> www.nobarriersusa.org



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