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Shark Dissection with @ArapahoeCC’s Terry Harrison Friday! #STEM

It’s that time of the year. Just as we start to think about turkey and stuffing with cranberries, it’s time for blind kids in the area to get hands-on with shark innards! As he has for more than a decade, Arapahoe Community College’s Biology Professor Terry Harrison will lead a […]

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From Super Bowl Parade to Freedom Bells: A Video Retrospective of 2016

Got about 20 minutes to be wowed? We’re just back from our 2016 National Federation of the Blind of Colorado Convention in Lone Tree from October 27 to 30. All staff and students attended and, since we’re an NFB training center (the NFB of Colorado started the Center in 1988), […]

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How They Fed 120: The 2016 Summer Graduation Meal

The culmination of the Summer Program each year is of course the awarding of certificates and the talent show. Before that can happen, however, the masses must be fed. The summer students and their instructors draw on their collective learning in the kitchen over the summer and cook a meal […]

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A Send-off for Two Colleagues and Friends

Not only did we say good-bye to our 24 summer students in the past week, we also saw the departure of two friends and colleagues who’ve been with us for much of July. We’ve been excited to host Kimie Beverly as a student for the past three weeks. Kimie is […]

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Summer’s end 2016 …

If only the Beach Boys were right about “Endless Summer”! This summer is ending, but 24 students from Colorado and five other states as well as Mexico, there were some great moments. From Denver’s 16th Street Mall to rafting on Clear Creek, from cooking in the kitchen to rock climbing […]

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Summer Jobs Wrapping Up

Hard to believe our summer programs are coming to an end. Today summer Earn & Learn students are finishing up their 40-hour internships across the Metro area. Not only do they gain valuable work experience – for some it’s their first paid job – but they travel independently to their […]

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Summer students take their shot with water rockets!

Saturday, July 16 was our Summer Science Seminar. With 24 summer youth we divided into three groups and rotated between three science activities. Martin strapped on the Go Pro and followed all three groups through their water rocket activity with Jamie Principato, a blind physics student who just finished her […]

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Summer Interns at @TheRightStepInc Braille the Saddle Bags

Christina, Keaton and Marie are working as interns for our long-time partners, The Right Step this summer. In fact, it’s Marie’s second year in our summer program and working at The Right Step. Their work includes cleaning stalls, cleaning old horse shoes to be reused, cleaning tack and taking care […]

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Bring Your Snowshoes, Just in Case!

Twenty-four blind and visually-impaired Front Range youth spent the weekend of April 22-24 in Estes Park. It had been planned as a snow-shoe trip, but instead the kids and 9 adults took a 6-and-ahalf mile hike in Rocky Mountain Park. For the past couple of years the Center has cosponsored […]

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Summer Youth Dates for 2016!

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 […]