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ENVISIONING YOUTH EMPOWERMENT RETREAT

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 6 people are interested
Class of 2017

The Envisioning Youth Empowerment Retreat is a week long summer camp that teaches teens with visual impairments and blindness how to be successful in a college environment. Students live for the week on the campus of the Governor Morehead School for the Blind in dorms. Mentors act as RAs during the evening time and class mentors during the day. Mentors are offered free housing and food for the week. During the day, mentors help with teaching classes, supporting students in classes, and sharing ways for them to be successful. In the evening, mentors facilitate social activities, share how to live in a dorm setting, and assist with homework.

General volunteer opportunities are also available too.

3 Shifts

  • Sat Jul 23, 2022 - 12:00 AM to 07:00 AM
    The overnight mentor provides supervision for safety.
  • Sat Jul 23, 2022 - 07:00 AM to 06:00 PM
    The day mentor provides support during classes and field trips.
  • Sat Jul 23, 2022 - 06:00 PM to 12:00 AM
    The evening mentor provides support with dorm life and plans recreation activities.
  • NONE OF THESE DAYS WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About ENVISIONING YOUTH EMPOWERMENT RETREAT

Location:

1217 MANASSAS CT APT C, RALEIGH, NC 27609, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide an opportunity for youth with visual impairments to experience a glimpse of post secondary outcomes (employment, college, etc) through development of mentoring relationships, real world applications, and identification of available resources.

Description

The EYE Retreat aims to squeeze five years of one's life into five days to prepare them for the rigor and expectations of college life. The EYE Retreat begins day one with the transition from senior year of high school to freshmen year of college with activities focused on getting to know your roommate and preparing for the first day of class. Days two, three, and four aim to include many of the activities one would experience during their freshmen, sophomore, junior, and senior years of college. These may include transportation, communicating with faculty, money management, vocational rehabilitation, disability services, and assistive technology. A mock class is also included during this time that will serve as the foundation for the coursework. Finally, the fifth day is dedicated to activities to transition from college life to community living. In particular, accessible sports, cooking, and career exploration are noteworthy activities.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
People with Disabilities

WHEN

Sat Jul 23, 2022 - Sat Jul 30, 2022
This opportunity has 3 shifts

WHERE

301 Ashe AvenueGovernor Morehead SchoolRaleigh, NC 27605

(35.7887,-78.6531)
 

SKILLS

  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Sports Coaching
  • Mentoring
  • Youth Services
  • Special Needs
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Most volunteer with us for about 2-4 years while they are in college. Generally, mentors stay on campus for the week with students. We are flexible.
  • Current college student, high school senior, or recent college graduate.

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