[NFBOK-Talk] BLIND Inc., Buddy Program 2017:

Jeannie Massay jmassay1 at cox.net
Mon Feb 13 20:09:31 UTC 2017

Blindness: Learning In New Dimensions (BLIND), Inc.

Buddy Program 2017:

Come to gain blindness skills, and leave with lifelong friends!

Apply today to the 2017 Buddy Program, a summer program for all blind/low
vision students ages 9-13!

When: June 10, 2017-July 1,  2017!

Where: BLIND, Inc.; 100 East 22nd St. Minneapolis Minnesota, 55404.

Application deadline: April 15, 2017. 


What: "Buddies" will gain important blindness skills along with the
empowering attitudes about blindness and exposure to the National Federation
of the Blind (NFB) while exploring and experiencing the wonderful Twin

Program: Buddies will stay in the beautiful BLIND Inc. mansion, which once
belonged to the Pillsbury family. They will learn Braille reading and
writing, cane travel, adaptive technology, independent living skills, and
much more! Buddies will also have the ability to craft new friendships with
their blind/low vision peers that will last a lifetime! Buddies will have an
educational and recreational experience with program counselors, most of
whom are blind college students. Buddies will learn to prepare meals under
the supervision of the instructors.  Buddies will also learn how to travel
effectively using the award-winning Minneapolis public transit system! These
skills will be beneficial for a lifetime!

Other Activities: Buddies will also participate in other activities around
the Twin Cities. Activities may include: visiting the Mall of America, going
to a water park, a petting zoo, paddle boating, indoor rock climbing, and
many other fun activities! Buddies utilize the skills they are taught in the
program while participating in these fun activities. 


Cost: The Buddy Program costs $900.  Contact Michell Gip, Youth Services
Coordinator, at 612-872-0100, Ext. 231, or  <mailto:mgip at blindinc.org>
mgip at blindinc.org for more information or an application.  We accept payment
plans, and some funding may be available for those in need.  Contact us for
more details!  

Apply today to ensure your space in the 2017 Buddy Program!

Information about our summer programs can also be found at



Michell Gip, MAT, NCUEB, NOMC

Youth Services Coordinator 

Blindness: Learning In New Dimensions (BLIND), Inc. 

100 East 22nd St. 

Minneapolis, MN. 55404 

Phone: 612-872-0100 ext. 231

mgip at blindinc.org <mailto:mgip at blindinc.org> 





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