[vendtalk] NFB Youth Slam

Zakhnini, Karen 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
Jernigan Institute

Phone: (410) 659-9314, ext. 2293
Fax: (410) 659-5129

Imagine a Future Full of Opportunity...

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