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Is summer really coming to an end? Our Summer Earn and Learn Students finish up their jobs Friday! #ShareLittleton

Beth at the coffee machine behind the counter at Dirt Coffee

Yes, summer is racing to its conclusion, especially for our Summer Earn & Learn students. for the past two weeks these high school-aged students have been work and getting paid. For many, it’s the first job they’ve had. For others, like Beth in the photo above, it’s her first job since becoming blind a year… Continue Reading Is summer really coming to an end? Our Summer Earn and Learn Students finish up their jobs Friday! #ShareLittleton

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The First Week of Summer Means Lots of Firsts

The First Week of Summer Means Lots of Firsts

No matter what the calendar says, it’s the first week of summer. The temps are in the 90s, the garden is being planted and summer staff are shadowing their ITP staff counterparts. Friday 25 teenagers (summer students) begin arriving and on Monday the elementary Confidence Camp kids start too. So here’s another first or two.… Continue Reading The First Week of Summer Means Lots of Firsts

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Celebrate Spring with FAST Friday Fun & Games May 11!

Celebrate Spring with FAST Friday Fun & Games May 11!

The entire family is welcome to come and enjoy FAST Friday Fun and Games on May 11 at 5:30 with staff and students at the Colorado Center for the Blind. This will be an active FAST Friday. We will be getting out and enjoying the beautiful spring weather, playing some kickball, string ball, learning to… Continue Reading Celebrate Spring with FAST Friday Fun & Games May 11!

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#FAST Friday to Explore the Stars with @AstronomyatACC

#FAST Friday to Explore the Stars with @AstronomyatACC

Whirling overhead at all times are stars, planets – whole galaxies. Humans have always wondered at them and about them. Blindness is no impediment to curiosity, including in the area of astronomy, nor is their any reason blind people can’t learn much in this field, often thought to be too visual. Some have even become… Continue Reading #FAST Friday to Explore the Stars with @AstronomyatACC

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Reminder: FAST Friday Fast Approaching!

Do You Dream in Color? Poster

March 9 will be Movie Night And our next FAST Friday at the Colorado Center for the Blind – our monthly activity for blind youth and their families. We’ll kick the evening off with pizza, then watch the documentary film, “Do You Dream in Color?” It follows four California high school students who are blind… Continue Reading Reminder: FAST Friday Fast Approaching!

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Blowing off Steam After Competing in the Braille Challenge CSDBBulldogs

Blowing off Steam After Competing in the Braille Challenge CSDBBulldogs

After spending much of the day in their chairs, giving their best in various Braille skills as part of the 2018 Braille Challenge, participants in the Metro area competition found goal ball the perfect way to unwind. It’s the third year we’ve hosted the event for Metro-area kids, which is organized in Colorado by the… Continue Reading Blowing off Steam After Competing in the Braille Challenge CSDBBulldogs

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Dreaming of warmer weather? Announcing dates for our 2018 Summer Youth Programs!

Dreaming of warmer weather? Announcing dates for our 2018 Summer Youth Programs!

Summer 2018 When it snows in Georgia, when it’s warmer in Atlanta, Idaho than it is in Atlanta, Georgia in January (I checked it, 32 versus 30 degrees) … Well, it’s time to talk about Summer 2018 and our residential youth programs! Below you will find the dates of our three residential programs, links to… Continue Reading Dreaming of warmer weather? Announcing dates for our 2018 Summer Youth Programs!

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Summer Was Fun, and Especially Our Saturday Science Day!

Summer Was Fun, and Especially Our Saturday Science Day!

Here are a few pics from our Science Saturday way back in July! Studens rotated between three stations – basic chemistry, a station dedicated to weather, and a robotics class using Lego Mindstorms. With the first serious fall weather this week – misty rain, leaves turning and starting to litter the lawns and sidewalks –… Continue Reading Summer Was Fun, and Especially Our Saturday Science Day!

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Youth Programs Receive Anonymous $10,000 Donation

Youth Programs Receive Anonymous $10,000 Donation

Recently, we were elated to get notification that we had received an anonymous donation of $10,000 designated for our Youth Programs through our Colorado Gives portal. We often receive donations in this way and welcome every one of them. But such generous donations as this one are, not surprisingly, a little out of the norm.… Continue Reading Youth Programs Receive Anonymous $10,000 Donation

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Summer Youth Explore the Garden

Summer Youth Explore the Garden

Today we start up again after our annual trip to the National Fedeeration of the Blind Convention in Orlando, but the CCB summer students got back in the swing of things yesterday. Since it was our appointed gardening day with the Master Gardeners, summer students and staff got the privilege of bringing in the first… Continue Reading Summer Youth Explore the Garden

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