Get a Summer Job at the Colorado Center for the Blind!

From the mailbag:

Every summer at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, blind youth learn and grow in confidence that they can live the lives they want.  You can be a part of this summer – a summer neither your students nor you will ever forget!

The Colorado Center for the Blind is now accepting applications from positive blind role models to be residential counselors and class room instructors in our 2017 summer programs.  We offer 3 programs: Summer for Success College Prep Program, Earn and Learn High School Program and the Initiation to Independence Middle School Program (three weeks only).   Staff must be available May 30 through August 11.

Applicants must have excellent oral and written communication skills, be competent in the alternative skills of blindness, be well rounded, flexible, and willing to lead by example.  Successful candidates will be excited to work with blind students ages 11 to 20, and willing to show leadership in our Challenge recreation activities.  Staff and students will go rock climbing, hiking, canoeing, white water rafting, attend martial arts classes and much more.  In addition, all staff and students will attend the national convention of the National Federation of the Blind in Orlando July 10 to 15!

To learn more, watch our summer program video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-cl=84503534&v=6yBomtj12KU&x-yt-ts=1421914688&feature=player_embedded#t=0

To apply, please submit a letter of interest indicating whether you would like to teach Braille, Tech, Home Management or Cane Travel; how your skills and interests would be an asset to our summer programs; and how working in our summer program fits (or doesn’t fit) into your long-term goals.  Send your letter of interest to Martin Becerra at mbecerra@cocenter.org.  You can also call Martin at 303-778-1130, x 223 for more information.

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