Feb 25 –
As part of the 2017 Braille Challenge, the LightHouse in San Francisco is proud to announce that our new headquarters will host the regional Challenge for Northern California. This preliminary round is open to students grades K through 12 of all skills levels, and the top-scoring 50 contestants nationally will be invited to Los Angeles in June for a two-day Final Round.
Students and their parents are invited to join us for a full day of braille events. The day will kick off with a guest speaker who will get the participants pumped up about braille and discuss the benefits of learning and practicing braille for future academic and employment success. Then the students will be let loose to compete. While students are showing off their braille-reading chops, parents and family members will have the chance to attend a series of workshops with presenters who will provide resources and information about further opportunities to encourage literacy, independence and self-confidence. Visit our blog for more info.
The deadline to register for the Challenge is January 27, 2017. To register for the event please fill out and return the 2017 Permission Form. This form can be filled out digitally and sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed by post to LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Attn: James Gump, 1155 Market St., 10th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103.
For questions or to register for the event contact Jamey Gump, LightHouse Youth Services Coordinator, at email@example.com or call 415-694-7372.