Free Program for School-Age Youth

Braille Institute’s Youth Program aims to create a solid foundation among school-age youth (ages 7 to 19) by working with educators and parents through workshops led by our Child Development Program, to set realistic goals based on each student’s ability. Our curriculum supports the nine areas of the Expanded Core Curriculum which include;

  • Career Education
  • Independent Living Skills
  • Orientation and Mobility
  • Recreation and Leisure
  • Self-Determination
  • Sensory Efficiency
  • Social Interaction Skills
  • Compensatory Skills
  • Assistive Technology

Through strategic workshops and hands-on learning, students and their families are exposed to key resources via partnerships that include college visits, career exploration, Johnny Mercer music program, and advocacy support to promote independence and self-determination that lead to a better quality of life long-term.

Spring 2020 Program:  Self-Determination

Each semester our Youth Programs focus on one of the nine areas of the Expanded Core Curriculum. This spring, Youth Programs will focus on Self-Determination by having each student build their own customized ‘tool belt’ to help live more independently and prepare for future goals, regardless of what they may be.  Self-determination refers to an individual’s ability to decide what he or she wants and needs, and, by extension, to make decisions about his or her own future. Hands-on lessons will include the following and more:

  1. Applied Skills Outing to City Hall
  2. How the eye works — Edible eyeball art project
  3. Community Service Project
  4. CTEBVI Youth Institute
  5. Parent Panel: How to develop Self-Determination
  6. Open House

To register for Spring 2020 Programs, or to get more information, please reach out to Matthew Beckwith at mjbeckwith@brailleinstitute.org or call (323) 663-1111 ext 1215

Spring 2020 – Program Dates

January 25
February 1
February 22
March 7
March 21
April 4
May 2
May 16
May 30

January 24
February 21
March 20
April 24
May 22
June 19

January 25
February 15
February 29
March 14
March 28
April 25
May 9
May 30
June 6

January 11
January 25
February 22
March 7
March 28
April 4
May 2
May 16
May 30