From the mailbag:
Missouri Council of the Blind Youth Services – Blind and visually impaired kids (birth to 18) in the State of Missouri are eligible for up to $200 a year for educational items. If families are interested, they will need to go to Missouri Council of the Blind’s website: www.moblind.org: click on Membership, Forms & Applications, then look for the link to the Youth Services application.
There you will find a downloadable application as well as the guidelines. Also, the program has a camp fund. BVI youth of Missouri may attend 1 camp and have up to $600 paid by MCB. This could be a day camp, church camp, scout camp, ETC. For more information on the camp fund or youth services program, parents can contact Linda Gerken, youth services chair, at 660-826-1690, or call the MCB office at, (800) 342-5632. The office will send printed guidelines and applications to families who request them.