[blindkid] NFB Youth Slam Now on Twitter
by way of David Andrews <firstname.lastname@example.org>
AZNOR99 at aol.com
Mon Jul 27 00:20:19 UTC 2009
200 blind high school students have just
converged on the campus of the University of
Maryland to spend a wild week learning about
science, technology, engineering, and math. With
more than 70 adult blind mentors, they will build
greenhouses, dissect sharks, learn CSI techniques, and even drive cars.
You can follow along through the week and learn
breaking news from the NFB Youth Slam by going to
or follow âNFBYouthSlamâ if you already have a Twitter account,.
Two hundred blind and low vision students from
all across the country will attend this five-day
adventure that will engage, inspire, and
encourage the next generation of blind youth to
consider careers falsely believed to be
impossible for the blind. Have you ever wanted
to build and launch a rocket? Are you interested
in learning about forensics? Or do you have an
interest in journalism? The possibilities are plentiful at the NFB Youth Slam!
While staying at the University of Maryland,
College Park, students will be mentored by blind
role models during fun and challenging activities
designed to build confidence and increase science literacy. Participants
Students and mentors dance during the closing party of the 2007
will also have the opportunity to attend
workshops on topics such as leadership, career
preparation, and blindness. In addition,
students will have time for fun and mingling
during social activities, such as extreme sports,
recreation night, and a talent show.
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