Tag: Youth Programs

  • Announcing Homework Club!

    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!

    Anahit and Nate Making a Sandwitch

    Dear Parents/Guardians:

    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!”

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  • Our First FAST In-person for 2021!

    Our First FAST In-person for 2021!

    FAST - (Fun Activities & Skills Training) logo

    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!”

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

    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.Read the rest “Announcing 2021 Summer Programs for Youth at the Colorado Center for the Blind”

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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 and Zoom, Zoom and FAST: Our FAST Program for Blind Youth goes virtual This Friday!

    FAST and Zoom, Zoom and FAST:  Our FAST Program for Blind Youth goes virtual This Friday!

    FAST - (Fun Activities & Skills Training) logo

    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!

    Who?

    Blind students of all ages and their family members

    Where?

    This will be a virtual meeting on the Zoom platform

    When?

    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!”

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  • CCB Seeks Blind Colorado Youth to Go to DC in February

    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”

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  • Learning from Blind/VI Role Models: Martin Featured in @CSDBBulldogs Video Series

    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:

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  • FAST Scavenger Hunt: It’ll be a spooky good time… Or will it? Bwahahaha, come and find out for yourselves Oct. 10

    FAST Scavenger Hunt: It’ll be a spooky good time… Or will it? Bwahahaha, come and find out for yourselves Oct. 10

    FAST - (Fun Activities & Skills Training) logo

    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”

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  • Kicking Off the 2019-2020 FAST Program This Friday!

    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!

    Who?
    Blind students of all ages and their families.
    What?
    CCB’s FAST Program.
    Where?
    Colorado Center for the Blind
    2233 W. Shepperd Ave.
    Littleton CO, 80120
    When?
    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!”

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  • Run, Walk or Donate to the 2019 #6DotDashCO to Support Braille Literacy #ComeRunwithUs

    Run, Walk or Donate to the 2019 #6DotDashCO to Support Braille Literacy #ComeRunwithUs

    6 Dot Dash 5K Logo

    Bring the whole family and #comerunwithus #6dotdashco. You can Read more about this year’s 6 Dot Dash 5K, or Go Straight to the Registration Page.

    The National Federation of the Blind of Colorado and the Colorado Center for the Blind are partnering again for our 2nd 6 Dot Dash 5k, June 29! Our first year was a big success with 191 runners (and/or walkers) and netting more than $5000 for our Braille literacy and scholarship programs. Not bad for the first lap! Besides, it was a lot of fun.

    This year is shaping up to be even bigger and better, with more kid activities, local food vendors, live music and more beer, just to name a few of this year’s additions.… Read the rest “Run, Walk or Donate to the 2019 #6DotDashCO to Support Braille Literacy #ComeRunwithUs”

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