Month: June 2020

  • It’s a new kind of graduation, and Charis is the first!

    It’s a new kind of graduation, and Charis is the first!

    Charis holding her freedom Bell in the lobby, Julie next to herToday Charis is graduating from the center. Hers will be a unique graduation, with the actual Freedom Bell ceremony and the “love session” that typically follows being conducted on Zoom for social distancing purposes. No hug from Julie.

    Charis was just one week away from finishing her program when we closed the building in late March and many of our students went home. Graduation means, among other requirements, that she must cook a meal for the entire center. Today that’s about 30 of us altogether.

    Charis holds up one of several trays of food for her grad meal at the service windowOn the menu was Mediterranean quinoa salad, home-baked challah dinner rolls and Devil’s Food cupcakes.… Read the rest “It’s a new kind of graduation, and Charis is the first!”

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  • CCB’s 2020 Virtual Summer Sessions for Youth – Join Us!

    CCB’s 2020 Virtual Summer Sessions for Youth – Join Us!

    CCB Summer Tech Instructor engaged with his laptop and Smart Phone(Editor’s Note: We don’t blame you for wondering what is up with our summer programs for youth. The coronavirus and the subsequent shutdown orders put us into a scramble, affecting not only our youth programs, but seniors and the Independence Training Program, too. Here’s an announcement from our Youth Services Director Martin Becerra-Miranda that should clear things up.)

    by Martin Becerra-Miranda
    Each spring, as plans for our Summer Youth programming come together, Executive Director Julie Deden eventually exclaims, “This is going to be the best summer program ever!” Her positivity, encouragement, and support have not wavered one bit through the COVID-19 pandemic.… Read the rest “CCB’s 2020 Virtual Summer Sessions for Youth – Join Us!”

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  • FAST on Pre-ETS: No, it’s not a “syndrome,” it’s Pre-Employment Transition Services! Join us Friday!

    FAST on Pre-ETS: No, it’s not a “syndrome,” it’s Pre-Employment Transition Services! Join us Friday!

    FAST - (Fun Activities & Skills Training) logo

    Who?
    Blind students of all ages and their families
    What?
    CCB’s bi-weekly FAST Zoom call
    When
    Friday, June 5, 2020 at 7:00 pm MDT
    Where?
    We will hold this meeting on the Zoom Meeting platform

    Join the Colorado Center for the Blind this upcoming Friday, June 5, 2020 at 7:00 pm MDT for our bi-weekly FAST (Fun Activities and Skills Training) Zoom meeting. Our last meeting was a Game Night; we played a few rounds of “Trivia” and a couple of other rounds of “Heads Up”. Unsurprisingly, everyone who participated did a great job! We weren’t keeping score but the competitive juices were flowing for sure.… Read the rest “FAST on Pre-ETS: No, it’s not a “syndrome,” it’s Pre-Employment Transition Services! Join us Friday!”

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