Children flexed their literacy skills, creating stories and practicing rhyming words with tactile letters and Braille. One student Brailled an imaginative story about an amusement park that comes to life. Her Braille-proficient friends loved it so much she had to keep typing to continue the story!
Summer Camp culminated to an exciting day of paddling in canoes and swimming with the Makapo Aquatics Project. Campers had a blast participating in a sport that is completely accessible to people who are sighted, visually impaired, or blind!
I’m grateful to everyone who invested in my future. Thank you for making sure I could dream. Now, an anonymous donor has pledged a matching gift challenge so that more children have the opportunity to dream.
You can fulfill twice the dreams by donating today. So that every child can dream when they return to school this fall, an anonymous donor is challenging you to support by matching all gifts up to $2,500 — dollar for dollar — until Thursday, August 23.
I got a strong start in life at Blind Children’s Learning Center with access to special equipment, technology, and teachers who understood my needs and unique gifts. Your support will help children get the same strong start in life.
Because of my strong foundation, I dream of singing on Broadway and producing my own shows. Please give today so more kids — kids like me — can dream.
We can do so much when you believe in us.
Many children will continue building a strong foundation for independence at Blind Children's Learning Center in the fall. Children can now attend Blind Children's Learning Center through second grade thanks to the recent expansion of the on-site Bright Visions Early Childhood Center program. Other children will transition to public school classrooms, where credentialed Teachers of the Visually Impaired and an Orientation & Mobility specialist will continue to support their education and navigation needs.
View the full gallery of photos taken by Debbie Lefever HERE.
Blind Children's Learning Center thanks the following groups and individuals for making graduation extra special this year:
I am dedicating my first week at BCLC to speaking with staff and learning from both their experience and passion. I have come to better understand how our Center provides a sense of comfort and direction for families in need, while at the same time providing our children with the essential services to guide them towards independence. It is this understanding, along with witnessing the milestones they conquer, that will better prepare me to serve this special organization.
I want to thank this compassionate community of supporters, volunteers, collaborative partners, and community leaders for helping sustain the essential programs of BCLC. With your help, I look forward to extending both the reach and funding of Blind Children's Learning Center, while protecting the very qualities that make it so special. Together we will prepare children with visual impairments for a healthy, happy and independent future.