Tag: Summer 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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  • Weather, Robots and Chemistry: Summer Science Seminar is Saturday!

    Weather, Robots and Chemistry: Summer Science Seminar is Saturday!

    Blind people can and are scientists, even though too often blind youth are discouraged or set off to the side in science classes. With that in mind, each year we conduct a Saturday Science Seminar in conjunction with our summer programs. It’s not exclusive, however, as blind youth are invited whether or not they’re in this year’s summer programs.

    So please join us for 3 fun filled and educational sessions in an array of sciences.

    When and Where?

    Saturday July 22nd from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm. We will be providing lunch so please RSVP to Brent by July 20th.… Read the rest “Weather, Robots and Chemistry: Summer Science Seminar is Saturday!”

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  • Summer Youth Explore the Garden

    Summer Youth Explore the Garden

    Group of Summer Youth in the garden with bags of produce

    Today we start up again after our annual trip to the National Fedeeration of the Blind Convention in Orlando, but the CCB summer students got back in the swing of things yesterday. Since it was our appointed gardening day with the Master Gardeners, summer students and staff got the privilege of bringing in the first zucchini of the season, as well as some other tasy surprises!

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  • Fitness & Sports Tomorrow for #NFChallenge #OlympicDay2017! @WEFitwellness @USABA

    Fitness & Sports Tomorrow for #NFChallenge #OlympicDay2017! @WEFitwellness @USABA

    It’s happening here tomorrow starting at 10 a.m. Thanks to our partners at WE Fit Wellness and United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA). Contributing will be Eye-Cycle, Achilles Denver and members of the Colorad Storm Beep Baseball team.

    And at lunch there wil be a keynote address from current CCB studentChaz Davis, a member of the 2016 US Paralympic team! Checkout the agenda below.

    #NFChallenge Olympic Day Agenda

    10:00-10:10 – Welcome
    Meeting Room

    10:10-10:55 – Breakout Session 1

    Running – lobby sitting area

    Tandem Cycling – picnic tables

    Beep baseball – side yard

    Power Lifting – art room

    Goalball – gym

    11:10-11:55 Breakout Session 2

    Judo – Travel Lobby

    Tandem Cycling – picnic tables

    Beep baseball – side yard

    Power Lifting – art room

    Goalball – gym

    11:55-1:00 Lunch
    Meeting Room
    Keynote Address Chaz Davis, 2016 Paralympian

    1:15- 2:00 Breakout Session 3

    Running – lobby sitting area

    Judo – Travel Lobby

    Tandem Cycling – picnic tables

    Power Lifting – art room

    Goalball Scrimmage Matches: gym

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  • They’re coming today, the #CCBSummer17 students! 2016tells what’s ins store:

    They’re coming today, the #CCBSummer17 students! 2016tells what’s ins store:

    Summer staff with canes crossed in the air

    That’s right, Summer 2017 students are all arriving today by planes, … well automobiles at least. Their counselors have been here for nearly two weeks, getting classrooms and apartments ready, creating lesson plans and getting in touch with the students – even finding out what them might like for dinner tonight! It’s the start of eight dynamic weeksof challenge and growth because, as we always say, this isn’t a camp, it’s a PROGRAM!

    Last summer, after eight weeks, after the final meal cooked by the summer students for family and the etire Center, after the talent show and passing out of certificates, and as the packing and apartment cleaning started, Summer 2016 students and staff took a few moments to reflect on what the summer meant to them.… Read the rest “They’re coming today, the #CCBSummer17 students! 2016tells what’s ins store:”

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  • Dates & Applications for 2017 Residential Summer Youth Programs Available

    Dates & Applications for 2017 Residential Summer Youth Programs Available

    Sure, it was an unlucky 13 degrees this morning and one-third of our ITP students are on the slopes today, so why not start thinking about Summer 2017?

    Here are the dates of all three residential programs.

    Summer for Success College Prep Program
    Ages: completed junior year in high school with focus on college
    Program dates: June 9 – August 4
    8-week residential program

    Earn and Learn High School Program
    Ages: 14 years or older and completed freshman year of high school
    Program dates: June 9 – August 4
    8-week residential program

    Initiation to Independence Middle School Program
    Ages: 11-14
    Program dates: June 12 – June 30
    3 week residential program

    At the Colorado Center for the Blind we offer three summer residential programs for students in middle school, high school and college prep.… Read the rest “Dates & Applications for 2017 Residential Summer Youth Programs Available”

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  • Announcing Dates for the 2017 CONFIDENCE CAMP FOR KIDS

    Announcing Dates for the 2017 CONFIDENCE CAMP FOR KIDS

    Come join us for our Elementary Summer day Program!

    June 5 through June 23
     

    9:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday through Friday
     

    For ages 5-11
    Once again, The Colorado Center for the Blind is sponsoring our interactive, three week program for blind and visually impaired children ages five through eleven.

    The highly qualified staff, including two certified TVIs, will work with students in a variety of age appropriate areas such as cane skills, daily living skills, Braille and beginning technology. Students will prepare lunch each day and focus on household activities like making beds, vacuuming, washing dishes, sweeping, etc.… Read the rest “Announcing Dates for the 2017 CONFIDENCE CAMP FOR KIDS”

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