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2015 Youth Empowerment Summit (Y.E.S!)

Snipped from the 2015 YES letter to administrators:

National Black Deaf Advocates, INC., is proud to present to Deaf Education programs nationwide, the 2015 Youth Empowerment Summit (Y.E.S!). Y.E.S! is a summer program designed to meet the leadership, non-academic educational, and social needs of Black Deaf and Hard of Hearing youth from 13 to 17 years of age. Since it’s founding in 1997 during the National Black Deaf Advocates, INC (NBDA) conference in Washington, D.C., Y.E.S! has successfully helped foster the leadership development of more than 200 Black Deaf and Hard of Hearing Youths across the country.

Download the following PDF files for more information:

2015 YES! Letter for Administrators

2015 YES! Letter for Parents

2015 YES! Brochure

2015 YES! Application Package

Questions, concerns or requests for more information should be directed to Corey Burton and Brandon Williams, Co-Directors of Youth Empowerment Summit (Y.E.S!) via email at Youth@nbda.org.

Kentucky Statewide Council for Vocational Rehabilitation Vacancies

The Kentucky Statewide Council for Vocational Rehabilitation is currently seeking two deaf or hard of hearing people to fill two vacant seats on the Council.

To learn more about this council, please visit the Council's overview page.

Contact Dave Matheis at Vocational Rehabilitation by March 9th, 2015 if you are interested.

Mental Health First Aid Training presented in ASL

According to the linked flyer...

Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8-hour training to teach participants how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it helps trainees identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

Details here...