[Vabs] NFB Youth Slam
KZakhnini at nfb.org
Fri Dec 5 01:38:00 UTC 2008
The National Federation of the Blind Youth Slam A 2009 STEM Leadership Academy
Observe! Discover! Evolve!
Launch rockets, 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 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!
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.
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 youthslam at nfb.org.
Karen C. Zakhnini
Education Project Manager
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND
Phone: (410) 659-9314, ext. 2293
Fax: (410) 659-5129
Imagine a Future Full of Opportunity...
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