Youth Programs

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Society for the Blind is committed to providing young people with vision loss or blindness the opportunities to pursue their educational, social and personal goals. Our programs and services are designed to enhance and expand upon the blindness skills young people learn through the school system.

In 2013, Society for the Blind formed a collaborative partnership with Junior Blind of America to offer year-round programming for youth ages 8 to 22. Junior Blind’s REACH (Realizing Education and Career Hopes) Program is specifically designed to offer teens and young adults with the skills, mentoring and confidence they need to step into adulthood. REACH has opportunities for youth to participate in educational, social and recreational activities and is aimed at developing independent living skills, preparing for college or careers and exploring the world around them, both in the wilderness and urban centers. Children ages 8 to 14 engage in weekend long activities from workshops on life skills to social and recreational activities that include their families and friends.

At Society for the Blind we teach youth that they can achieve their dreams and go as far as their imagination allows.

Learn more about our CareersPLUS Youth Program which provides comprehensive, age-appropriate career readiness, career exploration activities, and a mentor program for teens and young adults who are blind or have low vision.

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