We have resumed select face-to-face services for students by appointment and virtual classes continue to be offered. If you would like to discuss face-to-face services, please get in touch with your current LightHouse contact. All other inquiries can be emailed to email@example.com or give us a call at 415-431-1481.
LightHouse will be closed Monday, January 17 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
YES Summer Academy (online)
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YES Summer Academy Goes Online!
Youth Employment Series (YES)
July 6 (Monday) – August 7 (Friday), 2020
Registrations open until June 12, 2020
The LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired Youth Employment Series (YES) is excited to offer a redesigned 2020 Academy for aged between 16 – 24 years youth who are blind or have low vision.
Despite the many changes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Youth will continue to have the opportunity to fill their summer with engaging and valuable learning experiences. They will have the chance to participate in independent living trainings, employment readiness projects, peer social hours, and mentoring conversations with life-long friends, mentors and supportive LightHouse staff through this groundbreaking program.
The YES Virtual Summer Academy is a 5-week long interactive experience. Youth will gain first-hand knowledge of building confidence and positive identity, learn collaboration and how to be a "team player”. They will get to know how to identify strengths and interests, as well as acquire a sense of direction through personalized job exploration learning activities.
The program will culminate with youth investigating career interests and equipping themselves with the tools to transition successfully. These include:
- Career/strength assessment plans
- Working resume
- Interview strategies
Specific days will have a particular focus:
- Mondays – presenter spotlight and seminars
- Wednesdays - group-based discussions and weekly community building evening sessions.
- Fridays - one-on-one coaching sessions
Students will receive 5-6 hours of direct weekly instruction via Zoom, phone, and email communication, approximately 2 hours per day, 3 days per week; they are also expected to complete application activities and work-based learning projects along with scheduled sessions.
The YES Summer Academy will encourage students to reflect and apply their learning experience to their lives and be more prepared for future dream opportunities and adulthood.
To take part in the YES Summer Academy, follow the steps below:
- Complete the LightHouse Student Intake Form and select “YES Summer Academy 2020” under the Program Interest section. If you have participated in LightHouse Youth programs within the last year, please skip this step and go directly to Step 2.
- Complete the YES Summer Academy Participation Application and Short Responses. Please send your responses to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 12, 2020.
For professionals looking to fund places for students in the YES Academy Summer Series, please see the below planned learning outcomes:
- Job exploration counseling
- Counseling on opportunities for exploration and enrollment in comprehensive transition or post-secondary educational programs
- Workplace readiness training to develop soft and independent living skills
- Critical instruction in self-advocacy refinement and connection to blind and low vision mentors
- Work-based learning opportunities via community involvement, and additional emphasis around critical Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) concepts including assistive technology and independent living.
If you have any questions or need any further information, please contact Ann Wai-Yee Kwong, Transition Program Specialist, at email@example.com or call 415-694-7328
We look forward to welcoming your students to the LightHouse YES Summer Academy 2020.
The Weekly Wind-Down with Amber (online)
Click or call in to our virtual Weekly Windown every Friday at 12:30 p.m. for a guided meditation, mindfulness discussion and a chance to build community with our LightHouse family. All are welcome. Please email or call Amber Sherrard to sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-694-7353.
EHC Give Back Summer Concert Series: Fernando Apan (Classical pianist) (online)
Join us for a Facebook Live concert series with marvelously talented musicians every Friday evening June 12 through August 8 at 5:30 p.m PST. Concerts benefit the life-changing programs of Enchanted Hills Camp and the installation of Chimehenge.
We are raising money for Chimehenge, an interactive community musical instrument of epic proportions. Created by the fanciful scientist designers at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, ten-foot tall chimes of various widths are suspended on a frame that make musical tones when hit with mallets.
This interactive, audible sculpture will be installed in a glen in the woods on an offshoot of the main nature trail at Enchanted Hills Camp for the Blind. Enchanting indeed!
Help us raise $25,000 for the surfacing, trail extension and installation of Chimehange for our campers who have low vision and are blind.
EHC Give Back Summer Concert Series Full Schedule:
June 12 Graham Norwood (Folk rock, singer/songwriter)
June 19 Lawrence Brown And the Vitruvian Project (R&B Funk and covers)
June 26 Mariana Sandoval (Opera)
July 10 Maceo Williams (Singer songwriter jam/Fireside camp singalong)
July 17 Christina Jones (Opera singer)
July 24 Fernando Apan (Classical pianist)
July 31 Phil Madeira. (Singer/ Songwriter)
Aug 8 EHC Alumni Showcase Concert (Mariana, Fernando, Graham, Daniel Cavazos, Roberto and Bill McCann Maceo)
Aug 14 Bruce Cockburn (Singer songwriter/ Folk)
Each event will be curated by an emcee, with a live Q&A.
Limited edition Enchanted Hills 70th Anniversary sweatshirts will be for sale at this website.
Attend the online concerts through the LightHouse Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/lighthousesf/
For info email@example.com
Enchanted Hills Camp Virtual Teen Session
We’re hosting a virtual teen session at Enchanted Hills Camp! Tell your friends, tell your classmates, tell any people you know who are blind or have low vision between the ages of 14 and 20, because we’re trying to make sure you all have an excellent session.
Join us daily July 16 through July 25 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for good vibes, great company, and another magical (but totally unusual) summer of EHC.
During the virtual session, you’ll have access to Zoom in to multiple virtual activities a day. We’ve done our part to come up with some cool activities and to schedule everything in the afternoon and evening, so you don’t even have to choose between participating and sleeping in - genius, we know. Now, all we need is for you to join us. You’re not obligated to participate in every activity, every day, but we would love for you to drop in for as many as you can.
Contact Alyah Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org for a full schedule of events for the session.
The events for the upcoming week are read aloud on our event hotline every Friday, which can be accessed by calling (415)694-7325.
For more information about visiting the Adaptations Store, head to our shop page.
The LightHouse is scent-free. Please abstain from wearing colognes, perfumes, or other scented products. Additionally, coffee must be securely lidded at all times and citrus should not be peeled on the premises. Thanks for supporting our efforts to respect chemical sensitivities.