We have planned a remarkable program for the National Federation of the Blind of Virginia Convention. Here are some highlights for both parents and students:
- Summer Jobs for Blind Teens
- A Panel of Blind role models talking about their High School Summer Jobs and how these experiences positioned them for career success
- What Blind Children and Youth Need to be Successful Adults
- Garrick Scott, President of the NFB of Georgia and a champion for blind youth will share the skills blind youth need for success
- BELL Success
- Here from students who participated in this summer’s two week BELL camps held across Virginia.
- Braille Carnival
- exciting hands on Friday evening carnival for students of all ages.
Running parallel to the convention will be the 2014 Youth Track, presented by the NFB of Virginia Students Division. The Youth Track will:
- connect students with positive role models and their peers throughout the state;
- challenge students to think about themselves and their role in the civil rights movement;
- introduce students to our positive NFB philosophy on blindness;
- educate students about their choices for blindness skills training;
- and put these new experiences to work through a travel activity outside the convention hotel.
This year, we want to highlight some of our activities at Youth Track:
- Would You Challenge yourself to consider how your actions and reactions impact how the world sees you as a successful student
- A Thought Provoking workshop for students led by successful blind role models. .
- Student Division Luncheon
- network with blind students from across the Commonwealth and learn how you can help other students overcome challenges.
- Tour Hampton University
- part of a great travel training excursion.
Finally, for parents:
- Parents Division Lunch – the Virginia Association of Parents of Blind
Students will meet to network, assist each other, and hone their advocacy skills.
The National Federation of the Blind of Virginia conventioneds provide excellent networking with positive blind role models, fellowship with old and new friends across the Commonwealth, and some of the best presentations on topics important to the blind of Virginia
The complete convention agenda will be available shortly.
Three steps to join us:
- Register for Convention as outlined in the 2014 State Convention Online Registration Now Available Post
- Make your hotel reservations, as needed, as outlined in the same 2014 State Convention Online Registration Now Available Post
- Complete the 2014 Youth Track Registration Form
For students participating in the Youth Track
For questions on youth programming, please feel free to contact
NFBV Youth Coordinator
or (202) 285-4595
Child care is available to the children of registered convention attendees (ages infant through 5th grade). See the 2014 State Convention Online Registration Now Available Post for details.
On Saturday, there will be luncheons for the Students Division and the Parents Division. Box lunches should be purchased if you plan to attend one of these luncheons. Box lunches can only be guaranteed for those purchased on the convention pre registration form. A limited number may be available for purchase at the convention.