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.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Another great opportunity...Youth Leadership Academy!!

(Baltimore, MD)

On March 23-25, we are hosting the NFB Youth Leadership Academy for high school students and we need your help in spreading the word! The NFB Youth Leadership Academy provides participants an opportunity to meet successful blind mentors, to connect with other blind students, and to acquire new skills. There is no cost to the student and the weekend will be a lot of fun. The application can be completed and submitted by visiting:

These weekends help build a lot of excitement about the Federation. I encourage each of you to help us get lots of students to this event. If you have any questions, please contact Rosy Carranza via email at or by giving her a call at (410) 659-9314, ext. 2283.

Thanks for your help in developing the next generation of leaders!


Joanne Wilson
Executive Director of Affiliate Action
National Federation of the Blind
200 East Wells Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
410.659.9314 x 2335
(F) 410.659.6893

Project STRIVE Internships

When: Monday, June 4–Friday, August 3

General Info: This is a paid 8-week internship. The goal of our internship program is to provide our interns with valuable work experience that will benefit them in the pursuit of their careers. As part of the internship program, we will help with training and job coaching to help make this a positive and successful experience. We will do our best to match our interns with their desired career interest area (e.g., journalism, marketing, business management, etc.).

Requirements: Must be legally blind and have a résumé, a cover letter, and an application

How to apply: Applications will be available March 1 and will be due by 11:45 p.m. April 15.

Any questions? Contact Adam Rushforth: