Resilience Independence Self-Advocacy Employment

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RESILIENCE

Blind and low vision students ages 14-21 throughout the entire state of Virginia interact with and form lasting relationships with young successful blind professionals, who have overcome many of the obstacles placed before them and now are eager to teach their younger peers how to conquer life.

INDEPENDENCE

In the 2021-22 school year, we are holding monthly sessions in a combination between virtual, day-long, and weekend-long programming, pending local public health guidance. Students further develop skills such as travel, home management, and technology through interactive and hands on workshops and community activities.

SELF-ADVOCACY

Through mentorship and a positive environment, students learn how to communicate effectively with teachers and employers to ensure they receive the tools they need to succeed in school and the work place.

EMPLOYMENT

Students share their educational and career goals and Project RISE helps them reach those goals through resume and interview workshops, job readiness skills, and internship or volunteer placement. Join us in this journey toward independence, confidence, and success! Blindness will never hold you back.

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For Further Information

Contact:

Brianna Murray, Coordinator
Phone: (843) 860-7625
Email: rise@nfbv.org