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Announcing 2021 Summer Programs for Youth at the Colorado Center for the Blind

Two smiling blind teenagers at Big Soda Lake near the mountains

We are excited to announce three programs for youth ages 13 to 21 to be held in the summer of 2021! Two of the programs will be virtual and one will be a day program for students in the Denver metro area. The virtual programs will take place on the Zoom Cloud Meeting platform, which can be accessed using an Internet connection and computer, by iPhone or Android apps, or by dialing in. Students will receive Zoom meeting information before the first day of the course in which they will participate.

To apply for any of these summer programs, please visit the application page and complete the online form.

Please Note: Course fees can be paid for by Vocational Rehabilitation’s Pree-ETS funding in the student’s home state. Students need to be sure they are eligible for Pre-ETS with their state Vocational Rehabilitation program.

If you have any questions, please contact Martin Becerra-Miranda at mbecerra@cocenter.org

World of Work

The Colorado Center for the Blind is offering a two week-long virtual program to students ages 13 – 21 from across the country. Before the first day of the program, students will receive a materials box that will include a slate, stylus, Braille instructional book, long white cane, sleep shades, tactile graphics, and much more. Students will receive instruction in our four core subject areas of Braille, Technology, Home Management, & Cane Travel. In addition to this, we will hold workshops and activities that focus on career exploration and developing strong employment skills. These workshops include an employer panel, career interest assessment, mock interviews, and one-on-one informational interviews with professionals in your field of interest.

The program will be held Monday through Thursday June 7 – June 17, 2021; we will meet on the Zoom Meeting platform from 9:00 to 11:00 AM and from 1:30 to 3:30 PM Mountain Time. The cost of the program is $1,500 and includes tuition and the materials that will be shipped to students.

Cracking the College Code

This two week-long virtual program is being offered to students ages 13 – 21 from across the country. Before the first day of the program, students will receive a materials box that will include a slate, stylus, Braille instructional book, long white cane, sleep shades, tactile graphics, and much more. Students will receive instruction in our four core subject areas of Braille, Technology, Home Management, & Cane Travel. In addition to this, we will hold workshops that focus on preparing for college, student life, and participating in hands-on STEM activities. These workshops include a college student panel, hands-on chemistry project, ADA workshop, conversation with a Disability Resource Office counselor, robotics project and more!

The program will be held Monday through Thursday June 21 – July 1, 2021; we will meet on the Zoom Meeting platform from 9:00 to 11:00 AM and from 1:30 to 3:30 PM Mountain Time. The cost of the program is $1,500 and includes tuition and the materials that will be shipped to students.

No Limits to Learning

The Colorado Center for the Blind is offering a two week-long day program to students in the Denver Metro Area between ages 13 – 21. Space is limited to 12 students and we will take applicants on a first-come first-serve basis.
In this program, students will receive instruction in our four core subject areas of Braille, Technology, Home Management, & Cane Travel in a maximum of 3-to-1 student/staff ratio. On the first day of classes, students will receive a slate, stylus, Braille instructional book, long white cane, and a pair of sleep shades. We know that using non-visual skills is the most effective and efficient way for a blind person to live a successful and independent life. This is why our blind staff fully implement the Structured Discovery teaching method, which allows our students to learn through their own experiences and problem solving techniques. In addition to the classes mentioned above, we will hold a daily Philosophy class in which staff and students will discuss a variety of topics that focus on developing a positive attitude on blindness. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in challenge rec activities that will establish and grow their self-confidence.

Local health department guidelines permitting, the program will be held Monday through Friday July 19 – July 30, 2021 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The cost of this program is $2,000 and includes tuition, materials, local bus fare, and participation in all program activities.

Register for CCB Summer 2021!`