[nfbwatlk] FW: Slam State Coordinator Connection

Mike Freeman k7uij at panix.com
Fri Jan 14 06:15:05 UTC 2011

From: desiree Taylor [mailto:desireea.taylor at gmail.com] 
Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2011 9:33 PM
To: Mike Freeman
Subject: FW: Slam State Coordinator Connection


Hi Mike.

I am really excited to share this news with you regarding the youth slam
recruitment. I hope you are as excited as I am!!

I think that it would be a great idea to share this with the subscribers of
the NFBW list serve.



Working hard!


From: Olivero, Treva [mailto:TEOlivero at nfb.org] 
Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2011 2:26 PM
To: Olivero, Treva
Subject: Slam State Coordinator Connection


    Hi all, 

I hope the recruiting for Youth Slam is going well. We're looking forward to
seeing applications from each of our affiliates for both students and
volunteers. We want to make sure we keep you informed about what's happening
with the Youth Slam, so we'll be sending you bi-weekly updates throughout
the next few months. We'll also have teleconferences, and the next one is on
Wednesday January 19, 2011 at 8:30 EST at 1-800-264-8432, code: 714549. All
teleconferences will be on Eastern time. 


Slam Stats

Here are the number of students and mentors who have applied for Youth Slam
from each of our affiliates. 



Alabama 1

Arizona 3

Arkansas 3

California 1

Connecticut 1

Florida 2

Georgia 1

Idaho 1

Illinois 5

Iowa 2

Kentucky 2

Louisiana 1

Maryland 4

Massachusetts 1

Missouri 1

Nebraska 1

New Hampshire 1

New Jersey 3

New York 2

North Carolina 3

North Dakota 2

Ohio 2

Oregon 2

Rhode Island 2

South Carolina 1

Tennessee 1

Texas 3

Utah 3

Virginia 1

Washington 6



Alabama 2

Arizona 3

California 5

Delaware 1

Georgia 6

Hawaii 2

Illinois 5

Indiana 1

Iowa 2

Kentucky 3

Louisiana 4

Maryland 2

Mississippi 4

Missouri 1

New Jersey 2

New Mexico 1

North Carolina 2

Oklahoma 1

Oregon 1

Pennsylvania 3

Rhode Island 2

Texas 8

Utah 4

Virginia 4

Washington 3

West Virginia 2


Congratulations to Washington who has six students applying, and to Texas
who has 8 volunteers who submitted applications!!! Do you want to see your
affiliate's name on this list? Get students and volunteers to apply! 


Recruiting Tip

Check newspapers in your state to see if they publish a list of summer camps
in the spring, and get Youth Slam added to the list to help us get blind
students who don't know anything about the program. Use the following text. 



2011 National Federation of the Blind Youth Slam: A Science, Technology,
Engineering and Math (STEM) Leadership Academy for Blind High School



We are pleased to announce the third biennial NFB Youth Slam, which will be
taking place July 17-23, 2011.  One hundred and fifty blind and low vision
students from all across the country will be selected to attend this
five-day adventure, to be held at Towson University in Towson, (near
Baltimore) Maryland, that will engage, inspire, and encourage the next
generation of blind youth to consider careers falsely believed to be
impossible for the blind. 


If you are interested in attending the NFB Youth Slam, either as a student
participant, or as an adult volunteer, visit  <http://www.blindscience.org/>
www.blindscience.org to complete an online application.  Applications are
due by March 1, 2011.


Watch the Youth Slam 2009 video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biLQQ0S-6cM 



Social Media

Help get the word out about Youth Slam! NFB Whozit has a page on
www.facebook.com. Tell people about the NFBScience Twitter account which you
can find on www.twitter.com/nfbscience. Refer potential Youth Slam
applicants to our blog at www.blindscience.org/ncbys/NFBscience_Blog.asp
where we have stories from students and mentors about their Youth Slam


Let's keep our recruiting effort going for a fabulous 2011 Youth Slam!!!


The NFB Youth Slam Team




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