Other Youth Activities and Programs

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. Sightless Self-Defense 

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®.

a photo taken from above, showing the feet of two snowshoe-er facing each other.  Only the feet can be seen. they are facing each other. they are both wearing snow shoes.Snowshoeing in a Winter Wonderland 

Saturday, January 25, 2020
8:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Spend a day out in nature enjoying a guided snowshoe tour by the Wenatchee River Institute on snowshoe trails in Leavenworth. 

Exploring STEM at Mobius Science Center 

Saturday, January 25, 2020
12:45 - 2:15 p.m. 

Visually impaired youth are invited to a workshop exploring careers in the field of science with hands-on science activity and interaction with Science Technology Engineering & Math (STEM) exhibits at Mobius Science Center. Mobius Science Center specializes in igniting imaginations of people ages eight to 108 with inquiry-based exhibits, technology, and skill-building activities.

Two toy dogs on the floor next to a stack of homemade dog biscuits. One of the toys is wearing a guide dog harness.Biscuits & Barks 

Saturday, February 1, 2020
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

This is a terrific opportunity to learn about careers in dog training, outreach, and marketing and marketing in general and with Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB) in particular. Like all businesses, GDB employs people in a wide range of fields, not just dog trainers. From accounting to veterinary medicine to marketing, it takes a variety of skill sets coming together to match people with their canine guides.

Trains at a platform in a station.  there are people boarding and exiting the trains.Learning Independence for Today & Tomorrow 

Saturday, February 1, 2020
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Join us for a full day of travel and a campus tour of the LIFTT (Learning Independence For Today and Tomorrow) program located at the Washington State School for the Blind. LIFTT is a 9-month program for high school graduates who need some additional guidance with learning the skills necessary for independence in college and beyond.

A photo of a smiling Ray Cebula.SSI Work Incentives for Youth (for families) 

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. 

DSB ski trip participants ski along a tree lined trail accompanied by a volunteer. It is a clear, sunny day and mountain peaks can be seen in the background.Ski with DSB & Outdoors for All 

Saturday, Februrary 29, 2020
7:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

Spend a day on the slopes skiing and/or snowboarding at the Summit at Snoqualmie Pass! Each student will work one-on-one with a trained volunteer to guide them through the process so they feel comfortable and ready to try something new. Students of all abilities are welcome. Both experienced skiers and novices are welcome to join.


Healthy & Tasty 

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Let's answer the question "Can healthy be tasty?" and learn about a career in health and nutrition! Certified Health and Nutrition Coach and owenr of Health Eats Nutritio Services, Elaina Moon, will lead a fun, hands-on workshop where participants will learn about the connections between nutrition, health, and food preparation.


A young teen smiles broadly as he flies in the vertical wind tunnel. An iFly instructor stands nearby. Both are wearing protective flight suits, eye goggles, and helmets.iFly STEM Program 

Sunday, March 15, 2020
2:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Join us as we bring together students who are blind, visually impaired, and/or low vision from across the state for a day of science, fun, and flying! The STEM Education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) program at iFLY uses iFLY’s unique vertical wind tunnel facility to make STEM  exciting, relevant, and accessible to all students.



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.

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