From AGBell: AG Bell is pleased to offer the 2009 LOFT program July 5-9, 2009, in Washington, DC. One of AG Bell’s most acclaimed programs, LOFT is designed specifically for teens who are deaf or hard of hearing and use spoken language. This year, participants will explore our nation’s capital in private tours of historic monuments and museums; learn team-building and leadership skills on a rope course; experience a Capitol Hill visit with mock-advocacy training and public speaking in front of “members of Congress;” and stay downtown on George Washington University’s campus, previewing the “college experience.” (Please note that these plans are tentative; the full schedule has not been finalized). Most importantly, teens in the program will establish life-long friendships with other teens who share similar experiences. Space is limited, and the deadline for applications is May 1. Visit http://www.agbell.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?p=Leadership_Opportunities_for_Teens today to download an application or learn more about the program.
Rachel’s Note: I never had the opportunity to attend the program as I had other conflicts, but I will tell you that I really wish that I had participated as I’ve heard nothing but great things about it from other cochlear implant users! They all said that it was one of the times of their life! It’s like being at a Cochlear Celebration, but for the ENTIRE week rather than just a weekend!