BEST (Building Excellence through Skills Training)

BEST (Building Excellence through Skills Training)

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Oct 20

The Lighthouse Youth Program is thrilled to bring back our BEST(Building Excellence through Skills Training) program; a series of weekend classes and gatherings for blind and low vision youth to challenge themselves and learn skills through fun that will help them be successful in many aspects of life. These classes will host interactive activities and meaningful discussions that will help students develop or improve their skills in independent living skills, orientation and mobility, self-determination skills and grow a network of friends and mentors that are blind or have low vision.
During the October BEST program students will enjoy two classes in the day’s workshop. First, students will take part in our always popular Iron Chef Cooking Class where students will learn basic cooking and living skills by working in small teams with peers and mentors who are blind or have low vision to help create treats that the group will be able to share at the end of the program. Our second class will introduce the 1 Touch Project, a self-defense workshop specifically designed to empower people that are blind or have low vision when faced with unsafe situations. For more information about 1Touch please visit

Who: Youth who are blind or have low vision, ages 8 to 18
When: Saturday October 20th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Where: 10th floor of 1155 Market St, San Francisco
Cost: Free for those students that RSVP and complete registration
Registration and Waivers: Each student and guest must complete our online intake form LightHouse. This information helps us apply for grants and other funding sources that help pay for our programs. To start the registration process and for more information, please contact Jamey Gump, Youth Services Coordinator, at (415) 694-7372 or by email at by Wednesday, October 17th.

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