Nikita Reid was our special visitor at the Center today – all the way from Georgia. Her younger brother, Mike Parks-Reid was a student at the Center beginning with the 2013 Summer Program until the end of February 2014. That’s when Mike went home to resume medical treatment in Georgia. He passed away in June of that year.
Petr K. was Residential Manager when Mike was a student, and he gave Nikita a tour of the Center and showed her our apartments where Mike had lived.
The photos show Nikita and Petr in the lobby, and a grad photo of Mike smiling and holding his bell.… Read the rest “A Visit from Mike’s Sister”
Maybe you didn’t know this, but summer is pretty busy around the Colorado Center for the Blind … or maybe you’ve noticed. In case you didn’t know, each summer we run a number of distinct summer programs for youth, from Confidence Camp to College Prep, we have something to build skills an confidence from ages 5 to 19! You can read about each of the programs below on our Youth Programs page. Meanwhile, here are the dates for 2016!
June 6 — June 24
(3-week-long day program
Monday – Friday 9-3)
Initiation to Independence Middle School Program
July 11 — July 29
Earn & Learn High School Program
June 3 — July 29
Summer for Success College Prep Program
June 3 — July 29
The Colorado Center for the Blind Youth Programs have been busy in 2016. Brent and others continue to make twice-monthly visits to the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind as part of our ongoing mentoring partnership with CSDB. In January, We worked with 22 students combined in both the Bridges to Life Program and in middle school. The focus for the month was about fitness and we had the kids moving while learning how the foods they eat affect them. Students Activities included jumping jacks, sit-ups, push-ups and running in the gym.
Then on January 28, we once again partnered with CSDB for the Denver Metro Braille Challenge. … Read the rest “Youth Updates & Upcoming Events”