GDABVI Children and Youth Programming is designed to help young people who are blind or visually impaired develop the needed social, emotional, cognitive and physical skills to stay in school and succeed. Activities are chosen and developed using best practices and national standards, offering young participants positive developmental experiences outside the school setting intended to bridge the learning gap that exists between children with blindness or low vision and their sighted peers. Children and youth are given the opportunity to explore the community as a means of developing independence and social skills, as well as promoting an active, healthy lifestyle.
Summer Enrichment Camp
The Agency Summer Enrichment Camp gives children who are blind or visually impaired the opportunity to develop important life skills in a fun, nurturing environment. Kids between the ages of six and 15 participate in recreational activities throughout metro Detroit that are designed to cultivate better orientation and mobility skills, social interaction and independence.
Agency professionals supervise children in activities such as judo and rock climbing, as well as accompanying boys and girls as they learn how to utilize public transportation.
The Summer Enrichment Camp, which runs from mid-July to mid-August, provides children and youth with severe vision loss the opportunity to explore the community while also exploring their own potential.
Other Programming for Children and Youth
GDABVI also works in conjunction with a number of community partners to offer other programming for children and youth with severe vision loss, including Goalball, pottery workshops and field trips – all aimed at helping children with severe vision loss to become successful, self-sufficient adults.
For more information about Agency programming for children and youth, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.