[Nmabs] Fwd: [Youth-outreach] Independence 2011

Darian Smith dsmithnfb at gmail.com
Thu Feb 24 14:07:37 CST 2011


For your information. Appoligies if you've seen this before.

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From: Darian Smith <dsmithnfb at gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2011 11:26:24 -0800
Subject: Fwd: [Youth-outreach] Independence 2011
To: cabs-talk <cabs-talk at nfbnet.org>

For your information

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From: Amy Phelps <aphelps at bism.org>
Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2011 14:01:22 -0500
Subject: [Youth-outreach] Independence 2011
To: Youth outreach projects  Support List <youth-outreach at nfbnet.org>



Spring is almost here, so it is time to start thinking about summer fun
and Blind Industries and Services of Maryland Independence 2011!



Last year Independence 2010 was a great success and this year it is
going to be even better.



Independence 2011 is a seven-week residential program where blind and
low vision youth entering into the 10th, 11th, and 12th grades in the
fall of 2011 will have the opportunity to learn the nonvisual skills of
blindness from successful blind instructors. We will return to the
campus of Towson University, where students will live in apartments with
their blind adult instructors/mentors and learn how to manage their own
apartment, cook, clean, grocery shop, manage money, wash clothes, to
name just a few things. Not only will students of the seven-week
residential program learn the skills of blindness through classes such
as cane travel, Braille, computer/technology, and independent living
(Home Ec.) but they are going to be able to gain that much needed resume
builder - paid employment. With these economic times, who doesn't need a
little extra spending money? Students will have the opportunity to work
a total of 30-40 hours in the community during the last two weeks of the
program.



Independence 2011 is going to attend the national convention of the
National Federation of the Blind in Orlando, FL and participate in the
National Federation of the Blind Youth Slam and we can't forget spend a
day having fun in Disney World. Then, there are the times that we
explore Baltimore, Towson, visit our Nation's capital, attend an O's
game, go swimming, check out a movie or two and we can't forget those
evenings of playing cards until the wee hours of morning.



Sound fun!?! You better believe it!



Dates: June 19 - August 5, 2011



For more information about Independence 2011, feel free to email me at
aphelps at bism.org and please forward this to youth, parents, teachers,
and blindness professionals.





Warm regards,



Amy C. Phelps, CRC, NOMC



Help sponsor our youth program activities Donate
<https://npo.networkforgood.org/Donate/Donate.aspx?npoSubscriptionId=100
3647>

Check out information about our summer youth program: Independence 2011
<http://bism.org/r_youth_TEMP_2.cfm>

Take the NCLB at BISM  in Baltimore on March 26. For information:
National Certification in Literary Braille
<http://www.nbpcb.org/pages/NCLBcertification.php>



Blind Industries and Services of Maryland

3345 Washington Blvd

Baltimore, MD 21227

Phone: 410-737-2642

Mobile: 410-274-1647

Fax: 410-737-2689

Toll Free: 888-322-4567

E-mail: aphelps at bism.org <mailto:aphelps at bism.org>



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do the average job in the average place of business and do it as well as
his or her sighted neighbor..." Freedom for the Blind, James H. Omvig







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