NFB Project STRIVE is dedicated in providing quality programs to help meet the unique needs of blind and visually impaired youth throughout Utah. Project STRIVE instructors are positive, educated, blind adults who are fully dedicated to model, mentor, encourage and teach life, education, and employment readiness skills. These skills, along with a positive attitude towards blindness is absolutely critical for blind and visually impaired youth to transition successfully as adults.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Project Strive Blog Contest

I have friends that are big bloggers. BIG, like spending hours journaling their day to day happenings, post a kajillion pictures of their kids, their pet guinea pig and their new haircut. Well friends, the two main purposes of this blog is to provide information about Project Strive AND educate others about the misconceptions of blindness.

Currently, we have 2 followers. Hmmm.. should I take that personally? Obviously I haven't done a very good job at spreading the word about our new blog. I had a friend of a friend of a friend who recently made up a contest to draw the community to her blog and become followers.

We will take any follower!

But let's be honest, folks. I am VERY interested in having blind youth ages 13-26 (Project Strive aged), the parents of these youth (especially parents who have kids under 18), and professionals in the field (TVIs, O&M) visit. Why? Youth and parents can visit and find out the fun and unique activities that are happening each month. Professionals have a point of reference when sharing Project Strive with their families

So, here's the contest. It's going to take a little action, but I believe the reward in the end is worth it. Recently at the NFB National Convention, Dr. Timothy Cordes, a practicing blind physician spoke during the general session. I didn't have the opportunity to attend the convention this year, but just finished listening to his speech. This is one of the most inspirational speeches I have heard and I encourage EVERYONE to listen to it. I believe with the proper attitude, skills, education, and training a blind person can succeed at whatever dream they want to accomplish.

Rules and Condition to the Contest (limited to current Utah residents):

1) Must Be one of the following (sorry mom and dad)

a) a blind or visually impaired individual between the ages of 13-26 (PROJECT STRIVE AGE) as of August 1, 2010 (or)
b) a parent of a blind or visually impaired child between the ages of 13-26 (or)
c) a teacher of the visually impaired in Utah (or)
d) an orientation and mobility instructor in Utah (or)
e) rehabilitation counselor working for the Utah Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

2) Must listen to the complete speech (appx 15 minutes) of Dr. Cordes found here: link

3) Email with 3 things you learned from listening to this speech. In the subject line write: Cordes Contest

4) If you sign up as a "follower" of this blog before September 11, 2010. Your name will be put in twice to the drawing, doubling your chances of winning.

The Reward? Let's face it, everyone's a winner if you listened to the speech. BUT as an added bonus 1 lucky winner will be awarded a $25 gift card of your choice. This could include a card to your favorite restaurant, favorite spa, movie theatre, or itunes.
Description of Picture: Doctor Cordes in his white coat. Handsome son of a gun.

The drawing will be held September 11, 2010 at our first Club Strive Activity!

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations to Ashley Greenwood. Winner of the Dr. Cordes Blog Contest!