[blindkid] FW: Expedition in the Grand Canyon for Blind, Visually Impaired, and Sighted Students Ages 15-19- Please Share!

Deborah Kent Stein dkent5817 at att.net
Wed Nov 25 02:24:00 UTC 2015


This looks like an amazing opportunity! Please share!





From: Kaitlyn Millen [mailto:kaitlyn.millen at nobarriersusa.org] 
Sent: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 4:32 PM
To: leadingtheway at nobarriersusa.org
Subject: Expedition in the Grand Canyon for Blind, Visually Impaired, and Sighted Students Ages 15-19- Please Share!


Dear NFB Contacts,


It would be wonderful if you could share the information below and attached with your chapters. Please let us know if you have questions! 


Leading the Way: Grand Canyon Sound Academy | A celebration of the NPS Centennial  

A group of 20 blind, visually impaired and sighted students across the U.S. ages 15-19 will have an amazing opportunity to participate in a 9-month program that includes an expedition to the Grand Canyon with No Barriers Youth on July 24- August 4, 2016. Over the course of 12 days, students will journey into the heart of Grand Canyon, learning about the importance of natural sounds, participating in meaningful science, learning about career opportunities with the National Park Service, and honing their leadership strengths. At the end of this transformative expedition, students emerge as leaders ready to face personal and global barriers with passion and perseverance and inspired and equipped to be the next generation of ambassadors for the National Park Service. No Barriers USA was co-founded by the first blind mountaineer to summit Everest, Erik Weihenmayer. Attached is our flyer with program details.


Cost:  $300 + travel to Phoenix, AZ.  Due to generous funding from the National Park Service's Natural Sound & Night Skies Division (NSNSD), this program has been partially offset from its original price.

Eligible Students: Blind, Visually Impaired and Sighted

TO APPLY: Submit an online application and correlating materials here: https://nobarriersusa.wufoo.com/forms/2016-leading-the-way-grand-canyon-sound-academy/

(Preference is given to those who apply by the early deadline):

Early Application Deadline: December 4, 2015
Final Application Deadline: January 8, 2016

At No Barriers, we believe that what's within you is stronger than what's in your way, and we are out to prove it every day through our transformative journeys that help students discover their potential.  Please contact us for more information if you would like to join our efforts by supporting a student or school program.

Please contact us at LeadingTheWay at nobarriersusa.org <mailto:LeadingTheWay at nobarriersusa.org>  or call us at 970-484-3633 <tel:970-484-3633>  with any questions and share this email with those who may be interested. If you share this message, please CC LeadingTheWay at nobarriersusa.org <mailto:LeadingTheWay at nobarriersusa.org>  so we can see our reach. If you "like" No Barriers Youth" on Facebook, you can see our post about this program and share it on social media. You can also nominate a student here: https://nobarriersusa.wufoo.com/forms/leading-the-way-nomination-form-2016/

Thank you for helping to spread the word and we look forward to connecting with you!



KAITLYN MILLEN | School Programs Manager

Donate today:  <http://www.nobarriersusa.org/give-step-1/> http://www.nobarriersusa.org/give-step-1/

224 Canyon Avenue, Suite 207, Fort Collins, CO 80521

OFFICE: 970.484.3633, Extension 322 

TOLL FREE: 877.627.1425 FAX: 970.672.1073  

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