[nfbwatlk] Washington Braille Literacy Campaign

Denise Mackenstadt dmackenstadt at comcast.net
Sun Aug 16 19:32:14 UTC 2009

A number of activities are being planned for the coming year.  All of these
activities will need interested people to help out in a number of ways.  A
committee is organized to help and if anyone wants to participate on the
committee please let us know.  It is very exciting the plans we have to work
with blind children, blind youth and families with blind children.  This
committee is a response to a discussion this past spring to encourage young
blind people to become more active in the NFB of WA.  In addition, budget
cutbacks have greatly limited the programs which DSB Child and Family
program has had in recent years.  So put these dates on your calendar.

October 2, 3, and 4  NFBWA State Convention Everett Downtown Holiday Inn

Mentors needed to work with blind youth who are being encouraged to attend.
Special activities for young blind people are being planned.


November 14  Braille Readers are Leaders Braille Reading Program Kick Off
Wa. Talking Book and Braille Library Seattle

People to help with a Braille carnival and to mentor participants as they
work on Braille reading skills to encourage a love of reading.


April 16 and 17 Empowerment Through Literacy for Families of Blind Children
and Blind Youth Ages 14 to 19 Everett Downtown Holiday Inn

Participants needed to mentor families and to help with a concurrent Youth

I am excited that Dr. Fred Schroeder, a leader in the education of blind
children and First Vice President of the NFB will attend.  In addition, we
are hoping to have the president of the National Organization of the Parents
of Blind Children.


Any help you can give will be greatly appreciated.  Any questions or
comments can be sent through the list or privately to Denise Mackenstadt at
cane.travel at gmail.com.  I look forward to your responses.  


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