Skills Multi-day Workshops

Two young girls petting a baby goat. A third girl holding a white cane stands with them.

Skills Summer Workshops for pre-teen and teen students

The Department of Services for the Blind's Youth Services Program is excited to bring you the Skills Workshops, teaching independent living skills to young children.

Since 2009, this program has addressed the lack of summer programs available to elementary age children and has been designed to tackle these issues and to address skill areas contained in the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC). Activities are intended to correlate directly to the following areas of the ECC:

  • Independent Living
  • Social Interaction
  • Recreation and Leisure
  • Use of Technology
  • Self-determination

If you have (or know) a child or student who would benefit from this experience, please contact us to enroll in a Skills workshop this summer. They will make memories to treasure!

View Skills brochure (pdf)

View Tacoma News report on 2019 Skills Tacoma program.


Upcoming Skills Workshops


Monday, August 1 through Thursday, August 4
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m


Monday, August 1 through Friday, August 5
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.



DSB does not charge any fees for participation in its summer programs. However, students should bring money for incidentals, social activities, snacks, etc. More details on Skills student needs will be provided to enrolled students and families.


DSB is developing more programs for teens and young adults. Please check our Youth Workshops page, to see if there are other programs of interest to you.

For more information on our summer programs and services for children and youth, please contact us, or 800-552-7103.