Nov 10 –
During the 2018 and 2019 school years, the LightHouse’s Youth Program will be hosting monthly extreme recreation activities and adventures for youth that are blind or have low-vision. Those that sign up for these monthly outings will have opportunities to make new friends, meet mentors, and develop life skills that they will help them be successful in other aspects of life - all while enjoying the wonderful recreation options that the Bay Area and surrounding areas have to offer.
During our visit to Guide Dogs, students will get a chance to attend a guide dog graduation ceremony, tour the campus, learn from peers and mentors about why someone who is blind might choose to travel with a service animal, and the responsibilities that come with that decision. In addition to all the excitement that comes with puppies and pizza, students that sign up for this outing will have the opportunity to practice their mobility skills with peers and mentors in a variety of transit forms such as buses, trains, and even a ferry.
The program is open for 10 blind or low-vision students between the ages 8 and 18. This month’s program is free for all students that complete all trip waivers and the student intake process with LightHouse before the RSVP deadline of 4:00 PM on Wednesday, November 7.
If you have any questions or would like to sign up for this outing, please contact Jamey Gump, Youth Services Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-694-7372.