Month: September 2017

  • Summer Was Fun, and Especially Our Saturday Science Day!

    Summer Was Fun, and Especially Our Saturday Science Day!

    Trevor with Maggie and Amy assembling robots

    Here are a few pics from our Science Saturday way back in July! Studens rotated between three stations – basic chemistry, a station dedicated to weather, and a robotics class using Lego Mindstorms.

    With the first serious fall weather this week – misty rain, leaves turning and starting to litter the lawns and sidewalks – it’s kind of fun to think about how hot it was that day out front with the bucket and the hose!

    The point of course is to show our students that blind people can do science and – Wow! – it’s even fun!

    Ashley working with Keila on edible candle science project
    Maggie and Lauren watch as as their experiment produces gas that inflates balloons

     

    Ashley simulates how a tornado looks using a bucket and water, with Roland, Faye and Keishawn. Our volunteer Kaylooks on.

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  • Youth Programs Receive Anonymous $10,000 Donation

    Youth Programs Receive Anonymous $10,000 Donation

    Garret works with 3 summer students in the Gym on holding their canes properly

    Recently, we were elated to get notification that we had received an anonymous donation of $10,000 designated for our Youth Programs through our Colorado Gives portal. We often receive donations in this way and welcome every one of them. But such generous donations as this one are, not surprisingly, a little out of the norm. The anonymous donor left the following note, which meant a lot to our Youth Services staff as our summer youth programs were drawing to a close. We’ve edited the note slightly:

    I am pleased to be able to make another large donation this year. (I know) one of your alumni and seeing the incredible impact you have made in her life makes me want to give as much as I can.

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