As our children and teens take a break from their regular school activities, the many free programs offered at Braille Institute help them continue to expand their horizons. Here are some of the activities happening this summer:
- Summer Reading Club — May 11-June 19: A 6-week competition for Library patrons of all ages to see who can read the most books. The winner receives tickets to special events in the area.
- The Braille Challenge® — June 20: 60 contestants who earned the top scores nationwide compete in a final round of braille skills tests and celebrate at a special awards ceremony and dinner.
- Sports Car Rallye — July 18: An all day, competitive road trip that relies on the ability of a blind or visually impaired teen to accurately read navigation instructions written in braille to a sighted driver.
- Beach Day — July 24: Families of young children who are blind or visually impaired are invited to experience the rich, tactile experience of the beach. The whole family is benefited as parents and siblings interact with other families, providing needed mutual support.
- Youth Program Activities — Throughout the summer: A wide variety of free programs such as surfing, hiking, water skiing, camping, swimming, fishing, and more.