Tag: Youth Programs

  • Getting a Feel for Science

    Students at @cocenter4blind got a chance to experience science in all its disgusting glory.

    By Ramsey Scott
    November 18, 2014
    Columbine Courier

    “Yucks!” blended with yucks as the students probed the stomach contents of the dogfish sharks they were dissecting

    “I found a claw,” said one student, as he waved miniature pincers in the air.

    “I found a fish,” another student said as she held high a half-digested fish body.

    A biology class cutting open a formaldehyde-soaked animal isn’t necessarily a unique event. Yet for most of the class at the Colorado Center for the Blind
    in Littleton on Nov.… Read the rest “Getting a Feel for Science”

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  • Reblog: Have a cane in Your hand instead of a pole on your face

    Chris Able

    A Summer 2014 Student Reflects

    (Editor’s Note: What follows is excerpted from an August 6, 2014 blog post of The Blind Coloradan, the official blog of the National Federation of the Blind of Colorado. An Arizona high school student, Christian Able was a student this summer and worked 40 hours for the Chris AbleNFBCO staff. Here’s his reflection on the summer program at the Center and his work with the NFB of Colorado.)

    Stepping on that plane a month ago I thought everything would be easy and I wouldn’t learn anything this summer. That’s not the case at all. I would say the sleep shades helped me see.… Read the rest “Reblog: Have a cane in Your hand instead of a pole on your face”

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  • Fall FAST Saturday Update

    Our FAST Saturdays program for youth will meet the second Saturday of each month and involve a variety of activities. FAST stands for FUN ACTIVITIES and SKILLS TRAINING

    We at the Center are excited about new or strengthened collaborations with Rocky Mountain Goal Ball, the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR in Boulder is sometimes referred to as NCAR), and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.

    Sports, STEM, and the arts it’s just the balance we’re seeking with our FAST Saturdays!

    RSVP to Brent Batron 303-778-1130 x 222 or bbatron@cocenter.org

    Saturday September 13 – Rocky Mountain Goal ball

    2 – 6 pm

    Come and learn the sport of Goal ball with Matt Simpson, para-Olympic goal ball star

    Goal ball will be played Saturdays at the Colorado Center for the Blind nearly every week this fall!!… Read the rest “Fall FAST Saturday Update”

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  • Students & Staff close CCB Summer ’14 with ‘You Don’t Know You’re Beautiful’

    Watch the video of the July 30 Talent Show finale:

    Summer Youth Programs ended July 30 with a student talent show featuring solo singing and duets, Native American flute, songs in Spanish, Mandarin and Thai, as well as lively and funny Emceeing.

    The finale of the show – and the summer – was was ‘You Don’t Know You’re Beautiful’ sung by all summer students and staff.

    Why this song? Youth Services Director Brent Batron decided it was the theme of the summer after hearing it almost every day for month at 7 a.m. Early-arriving students took advantage of the baby grand piano in our lobby to play and sing before the start of classes.… Read the rest “Students & Staff close CCB Summer ’14 with ‘You Don’t Know You’re Beautiful’”

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  • Summer 2014 StudentNow Knows She Can

    Editor’s Note: Annalyn, a 17-year-old from South Carolina, was part of our Earn and Learn Program in 2014. She worked at the Auraria Childcare Center with infants and toddlers, taking a 20-minute light rail ride to work early each morning. She wrote this thank-you letter in perfect contracted Braille with her slate and stylus. The next morning, our next-to-last day in the Summer 2014 Youth Programs, she read it aloud to Brent and Julie at our morning announcements. Read the letter and you might see why Brent and Julie were momentarily speechless, but also why we do what we do at the Colorado Center for the Blind.

    Read the rest “Summer 2014 StudentNow Knows She Can”

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