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, April 5, 2012

BELL Program

Project STRIVE is again pleased to announce the 2012 Summer BELL (Braille Enrichment Literacy & Learning) Junior Mentor employment opportunity. If you have any interest, ACT NOW!!!

This is a fantastic opportunity to receive excellent job readiness skills and be compensated at a competitive level. If you are interested in this position, start NOW by preparing a sharp resume' and brushing up on your Braille skills. If you need extra help or direction with your resume or preparing for an interview, get help at the Project STRIVE Career Fair April 14th and/or contact Cheralyn Creer to be matched with an employed Blind mentor who can help with this process.


for Blind/Visually Impaired Youth (ages 14-24)

Title: Project STRIVE, Junior Blind Mentor for NFB of Utah BELL

(Braille Enrichment Literacy & Learning) Program

Dates: June 11-22, 2012 (Monday-Friday both weeks)

Location: 1655 E. 3300 S. Salt Lake City

Time: 8:00 am-4:00 pm

Stipend: $500* for 10 days, plus opportunity to earn up to a $100 bonus* for perfect attendance, program planning & implementation, & high scores on assessments. If needed, possible housing options available for those living in rural Utah.

Purpose: The 2010 Project Strive Youth and Parent survey results showed that 61% were seeking summer employment opportunities, 57% requested employment skills training, and 47% reported they did not know a blind or visually impaired adult or teen who was employed. This opportunity is a summer employment opportunity, provides employment skills training and participants will network with successful blind and visually impaired adults who are currently employed.


*Possess good leadership abilities and responsibility skills

*Demonstrate appropriate behavior at all times

*Demonstrates patience, enthusiasm, self control and dependability

*Has the ability to work with others and follow directions

*Excellent Orientation & Mobility skills, comfortable using a white cane in the community for safety and identification.

*Has good Braille skills. Preference given to those that are proficient in Braille reading and writing.

*Available all 10 working days plus 1 day of mandatory training date

Responsibilities and Duties

Assist the BELL program directors with daily activities which include but are not limited to:

1) Braille reading and writing activities

2) Arts & Crafts

3) Games/Activities

4) Field Trip Supervision

5) Positive Examples

6) Help with lesson preparations

Junior blind mentors will be supervised and receive daily feedback on their performance. They will also be trained throughout the week by blind mentors on employability and job readiness skills.

If you are interested in this employment opportunity, please send a resume with a letter of application that describes additional information on your skills and experience and why you are qualified for this job.

You may email your resume and letter of application via email to Cheralyn Creer or mail to: 83 Belmont Dr. Farmington, Utah 84025

Closing Date: April 12, 2012

Interviews will be conducted at the Project STRIVE Career Fair April 14th at DSBVI from 10:00-4:00. We are aware of other activities for the blind going on that day.

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