Breaking Through Barriers
A first-of-its-kind in BC, the Youth Leadership & Pre-employment Program helps youth who are blind or partially sighted prepare for their future transition to work and adult life.
In Canada, the unemployment rate for blind adults is close to 75%. Why?
- There are no employment training programs specifically designed for the visually impaired.
- Youth who are blind often have lower self-confidence than their sighted peers.
- Youth who are blind often grow up believing they have more employment limitations than they actually do.
Blind Beginnings is seeking to break through these barriers by working with children and youth who are blind or partially sighted to teach them that the possibilities for their careers and life success are limitless—if they can only see their own potential and build on it.
We have one more week to reach our goal of $20,000 to fund programs for 2018. Your donations will ensure that ‘Limitless Potential Is All We See’ is a reality—Donate Today!
Since 2008, Blind Beginnings Society has envisioned a world where seeing things differently inspires limitless possibilities for BC’s blind and partially sighted children.
Through educational and experiential workshops, pre-employment and leadership training, camps, recreational activities and individualized counselling, the organization offers these youth opportunities to develop skills, confidence and independence to reach their full potential.
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