Other Youth Activities and Programs

National Federation of the Blind of Washington 2019 Convention - Youth Track 

NFBW President Marci Carpenter shaking hands with the scholarship winner during the banquet at the NFBW Convention.Friday, November 1 through
Saturday, November 2, 2019

DSB is proud to partner with the National Federation for the Blind of Washington (NFBW) to offer special youth driven content at NFBW’s Annual Convention. Join us for an exciting day filled with meeting visually impaired adults and hearing their personal and career stories, as well as learning about the NFBW and all of their work in the state of Washington.

Pizza & Pups

A young rottweiler laying on the floor with a “smiling” expression on her face. The corners of her mouth are upturned and her tounge is lolling out. She has a napkin tied around her neck. On the floor in front of her- between her front paws - is a plate containing a whole, dog-friendly pizza. Photo Credit: Mollie the Rottie, http://www.mollietherottie.comTuesday, November 19, 2019
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

A terrific opportunity for families to spend time with some of the staff who create and manage the DSB workshops and programs for children and young people and meet guide dog puppies-in-training.

SSI Work Incentives for Youth & Families

Cornell University ILR School logo. Wednesday, November 20, 2019
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m

SSI-Eligible youth can work if they know about work incentives offered by the Social Security Administration. Learn how we can help your child, and your entire family, by allowing more money to come into your household as well as protect important health care benefits for your transition-aged child from Cornell University's Yang-Tan Institute on Employment & Disability.

Fall Fest

Smiling scarecrow out in a field. It has corn husk hair and is wearing a orange straw hat, a yellow shirt with a pumpkin pattern printed on it, orange suspenders and a green bow tie.Friday, November 22, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

You are invited to fall fest giving a cheer, to celebrate nature’s bounty this time of year. You should not, could not, want to miss, a harvest celebration quite like this.



Life in the Arts - MoltenWorks Glass Studio 

A workspace at MoltenWorks Glass Studio.  There are long, high wooden tables with stools around them.  In the foreground there are jars holding glass beads of various sizes, shapes and colors.Saturday, November 23, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Discover how your creativity can lead to a fulfilling career. Join this fun and informative workshop and learn more about creating useful and beautiful glass works and what it takes to navigate successfully in a light industrial workspace.

Wonderful Winter Workshop - Tacoma 

A winter themed terrarium containing figurines of a wolf, a deer, an igloo, and several with small snow covered trees. Image courtesy of James Bombales / Livabl.com Saturday, December 7, 2019
10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Youth are invited to DSB’s workshop at Tacoma’s Eastside Community Center! Participants will practice the independent living skills needed to be active at home and in their communities and while creating several projects to take home and share.

Jack Straw Youth Arts Workshop

Exterior of Jack Straw Cultural Center showing wall mural of a sound wave above the entrance.Saturday, December 7, 2019
12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Improvisation Is for Everybody! Jack Straw New Media Gallery artist Naima Lowe and her collaborators, jazz musicians Bill Lowe and Taylor Ho Bynum, will present a fun and inclusive hands-on workshop on improvisation and collaboration for youth of all ages.

Wonderful Winter Baking Workshop 

A tray containing a collection of cookie cutters and several decorated sugar cookies.Saturday, December 14, 2019 
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The end of the year is full of wonderful opportunities for friends and family to cook and enjoy food together. Come out to make and enjoy celebration-ready treats with DSB!

Celebrate with Cooking - Spokane 

A young girl licks a large spoon covered in batter. A boy with his own batter covered spoon, stands next to her. There is a bowl with the remains of batter stuck to the sides is on the table in front of them.Saturday, December 14, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Join us and learn to make and bake sweet treats to add to your family’s year-end celebrations. Students will practice everything involved in the art of baking including stirring, measuring, scooping, and oven safety. 

Sightless Self-Defense  

A student practices self-defense moves with an instructor.  The instructor is holding a large punching pad and the student is using the heel of his hand to punch the pad. Saturday, January 25, 2020 
10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m

This 2-hour class is designed to increase individual awareness and self-confidence through the practice of basic self-defense techniques and shared experience. This class is taught by Certified Master Instructors Andy and Collette Arvidson who are 5th Degree Black Belts in the traditional Korean Martial Art of Soo Bahk Do®.


SSI Work Incentives for Youth (for families) 

A photo of a smiling Ray Cebula.Wednesday, February 26, 2020
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

SSI-Eligible Youth can work if they know about work incentives offered by the Social Security Administration. Training will focus on topics of Student Earned Income Exclusion (SEIE), deductions for certain medical items required to work, and protecting Medicaid coverage. Come, listen, and learn how we can help your child, and your entire family, by allowing more money to come into your household as well as protect important health care benefits for your transition-aged child. 



At this time, DSB does not charge any fees for participation in most of its programs. However, students should bring money for incidentals, social activities, snacks, etc.


For more information on our services for children and youth, please contact us, info@dsb.wa.gov or 800-552-7103.