Other Youth Activities and Programs

Zookeeper for a Day

Saturday, October 13, 2018
7:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

In this working program you will assist in maintaining safe and hygienic living conditions for the animals, learn how to prep their food, and perform  enrichment activities behind the scenes. In the past students have gotten to meet and touch a blind walrus. This is a special experience you will not forget!

Amazing O&M Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, October 13, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 2:00p.m.

Practice orientation and mobility travel skills and compete with other teams of travelers to take home the grand prize!

Fall Family Fun in Everett

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
6:00 p.m.

October is World Blindness Awareness Month. To celebrate, Everett Public Schools Vision Department has teamed up with the Department of Services for the Blind to provide an evening for families of children with vision impairment to connect with one another. 

Youth Services at NFBW Convention

Saturday, October 27, 2018
12:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

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.

Youth Services at WCB Convention

Saturday, Novemver 3, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

DSB is proud to partner with the Washington Council of the Blind (WCB) to offer special youth driven content at WCB’s 2018 Convention. This day presents a special opportunity for students to learn from adults who are blind and visually impaired. Students who may not often get the chance to speak to visually impaired adults and ask them about their life and career journeys, will get the chance by attending this event and will hopefully leave the event feeling inspired and motivated to continue working towards their life and career goals.

SSI Work Incentives Workshop

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
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. Topics will also include re-qualifying for SSI as an adult and qualifying for SSI at age 18.

Puppies & Pizza - Spokane

Saturday, November 17, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 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.

Friendsgiving

Saturday, November 17, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Join us for a fun day to learn and share different Thanksgiving traditions and make new ones! Come and hang out with old friends and make some new ones. This day will focus on orientation skills, cooking skills, and social skills while preparing a meal to share.

College to Career: Sports Medicine

December 1 and 8, 2018
See event for times.

Two-Part Career Exploration Event on Sports Medicine. Youth interested in learning about career choices and how to achieve them through university study are invited to join DSB instructors on  tours of the University of Washington Campus and CenturyLink Field.

 

Fees

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.