2023 Summer Youth Programs
Confidence Camp/BELL Academy
- June 12 through June 23
- 5 to 10
- Colorado Center for the Blind
- 2233 W Shepperd Ave.
- Littleton, CO 80120
This two-week day program will be filled with learning, challenge and fun. Your child will meet competent blind role models who will work with the kids on cooking, cleaning, Braille, independent travel and technology. The kids will learn how to take the bus and use the light rail. They’ll have fun swimming, rock climbing, making a tactile art piece and going on exciting field trips.
Learn more and apply now for the 2023 Confidence Camp/Bell Academy!
Announcing Homework Club!
After School Program
Editor’s Note: This announcement went out via email this week, but constitutes months of dreaming, planning and recruitment and coordination. Suddenly, our familiarity with virtual platforms creates an opportunity to reach out to blind kids in new and innovative ways!
Thank you for being strong and supportive partners in your blind/low vision child’s educational journey! We know that homework, some new concepts and various skills can be overwhelming to tackle. Perhaps at times, your child might just need to check in to refresh their knowledge about a particular topic. Our new program, Homework Club, is here to assist!… Read the rest “Announcing Homework Club!”
Our First FAST In-person for 2021!
March to the Beat of Your Own Drum
Our first 2021 in-person FAST activity for youth will fittingly be all about movement, and a little music! Sign up for our April 24 FAST!
Who: Blind students of all ages and their families Where: Colorado Center for the Blind,
2233 W Shepperd Ave. Littleton, CO 80120 When: Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
It’s the return of the FAST! On Saturday, April 24 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, we will hold our first in-person FAST (Fun Activities & Skills Training) Program for 2021.
And what better way to kick it off then with a fun activity that involves music and movement.… Read the rest “Our First FAST In-person for 2021!”
Announcing 2021 Summer Programs for Youth at the Colorado Center for the Blind
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.… Read the rest “Announcing 2021 Summer Programs for Youth at the Colorado Center for the Blind”
CCB’s 2020 Virtual Summer Sessions for Youth – Join Us!
(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-MirandaEach 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!”
FAST and Zoom, Zoom and FAST: Our FAST Program for Blind Youth goes virtual This Friday!
Editor’s Note: Here’s some news from Youth Director Martin Becerra-Miranda. He’s been busy hosting lots of Zoom meetings for our staff and ITP students for the past month. But he’s also had time to think about what he wants to do with our FAST (Fun Skills Activities and Training) for youth, and maybe, just maybe, he misses the real energy of working with kids. So we’re going virtual with FAST starting this Friday!
Blind students of all ages and their family members
This will be a virtual meeting on the Zoom platform
Friday, April 24, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Observing “Social Distancing” guidelines doesn’t have to mean being socially disconnected.… Read the rest “FAST and Zoom, Zoom and FAST: Our FAST Program for Blind Youth goes virtual This Friday!”
CCB Seeks Blind Colorado Youth to Go to DC in February
Early each year, more than 500 blind Americans tap their canes across Capitol Hill in the District of Columbia to keep appointments at the offices of every member of Congress. It is the Washington Seminar of the National Federation of the Blind, and it is how we make our legislative concerns and priorities known to those who have been elected to serve us. It is how we, the blind, make our voices heard, and doing so is the foundation of our democracy.
For the 2020 Washington Seminar, The Colorado Center for the Blind will assist up to 3 blind Colorado high school students to travel with the National Federation of the Blind of Colorado to the annual Washington Seminar February 10-13, 2019.… Read the rest “CCB Seeks Blind Colorado Youth to Go to DC in February”
Learning from Blind/VI Role Models: Martin Featured in @CSDBBulldogs Video Series
The Colorado Schoool for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) recently launched a great video series focusing on role models for their blind and deaf students. Our own Martin Becerra-Miranda, Director of Youth Services, is featured in this one:
FAST Scavenger Hunt: It’ll be a spooky good time… Or will it? Bwahahaha, come and find out for yourselves Oct. 10
2019 – 2020 FAST Program
(Fun Activities & Skills Training)
A Haunted Scavenger Hunt
Can’t wait for Halloween to get here? Want something to do on a Friday night? Never been on a scavenger hunt? Well, come and join CCB for a Friday night of fun! We’ll have plenty of activities to test your problem solving skills, mental mapping techniques, spatial awareness, and most of all, your Cane Travel abilities.
We hear tails of what lies beneath the poolroom, or where that screeching down the north hallway comes from, but don’t let those minor obstacles stand in your way. After all, you have goals to achieve, places to be and treats to find.… Read the rest “FAST Scavenger Hunt: It’ll be a spooky good time… Or will it? Bwahahaha, come and find out for yourselves Oct. 10”
Kicking Off the 2019-2020 FAST Program This Friday!
“FAST” stands for Fun Activities & Skills Training, which is our monthly school-year program directed at blind youth and their families. FAST activities wil occur on either the second Friday evening or second Saturday of each month.
Back to School: Setting goals, seeing progress, and finding success!
- Blind students of all ages and their families.
- CCB’s FAST Program.
- Colorado Center for the Blind
2233 W. Shepperd Ave.
Littleton CO, 80120
- Friday September 13, 2019 from 5- 7:30 PM.
Join us for a fun and informative Friday night of pizza and an array of talking points that will focus on your success both inside and outside of the classroom.… Read the rest “Kicking Off the 2019-2020 FAST Program This Friday!”