Check out these resources to engage students who are blind or visually impaired.




Youth Service America: Lead Agency Program

Youth Service America (YSA) supports a global culture of engaged children and youth committed to a lifetime of meaningful service, learning, and leadership. Grants of up to $8,000, capacity-building training, and ongoing support will be provided. The early application deadline is June 4 and the final deadline is June 25, 2021. 



The Farmers Market Promotion Program supports the development, coordination, and expansion of direct-producer-to-consumer markets to increase access to and availability of locally and regionally produced agricultural products. The application deadline is June 21, 2021.




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Compass, a College Success Perkins program

Perkins is now accepting applications for the 2021-22 session of Compass, our nine-month virtual enrichment program for blind and visually impaired high school students in grades 9 through 11. The program, designed to help each student develop a plan to build up the critical academic and blindness skills necessary to reach their own post-secondary goals – from academics to independence, self-advocacy, confidence and more – is a completely new take on college and career readiness.


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Guide Dogs for the Blind Summer Camp Programs


Guide Dogs for the Blind is offering  two FREE Guide Dog summer camp experiences this summer for youth ages 14-24! 

For teens ages 14-17 we will be holding camp virtually once again this summer from June 28-July 2. We have 24 spaces available, and registration is now open, so visit our Camp GDB page by clicking here to register! 

and if you think camp couldn’t possibly be fun virtually, check out our 2020 virtual camp video by clicking here!

For youth ages 18-24, fingers and paws crossed, we are currently planning for an in-person Guide Dog summer camp experience at Oral Hull Park in Sandy Oregon July 26-31. We will only have 12 spaces available, registration packet information will be available on our Camp GDB page on May 1, so please check back in then. Only campers that have been vaccinated will be able to attend this camp session