Creating Confidence Workshop

Blind Beginnings is excited to be launching a new Creating Confidence workshop series for youth 13-19 that will be accessible to youth across BC!

Each month we will focus on a topic that will be of interest to youth who are blind or partially sighted.  Some topics already being planned are: making friends, how and when to tell people that you have a visual impairment, what do you want to be when you grow up, dog verses cane, and for this month, all things back to school.

Join us on September 27 to talk about:

  • How to stay organized
  • How to manage your time
  • What to do when you feel overwhelmed with too much homework
  • Who can support you

 When: The last Friday of the month starting on Friday September 27

Where: Blind Beginnings office in New Westminster, 227 6th Street V3L 3A5

*Youth can attend from the comfort of their home through smart phone or computer, or attend in person

How this works for youth joining from smartphones or computers: The group will meet in a private online meeting room. When you RSVP to say that you plan to attend online, you will be sent instructions to join the Zoom meeting. You can use Zoom with your computer, or smart phone, and once connected you will be able to communicate with all the other youth participants.

Time: Workshops will take place from 7:00-8:30pm. Youth attending in person are welcome to join us for pizza prior to the workshop.

Why: Because being the only youth who is blind or partially sighted in your family, school, and community can feel isolating, and Blind Beginnings is a place where you can connect with others who understand.

To register:

 If you would like to participate in the Creating Confidence Workshop series, please send an Email to: shawn@blindbeginnings.ca or call 604-434-7243 or toll free 1-866-736-8620 no later than Wednesday September 25.  Please include:

  • Youth’s name, age, email address, or phone number
  • If youth don’t have their own email address, please include parent’s email address so we can send reminders of the meeting and the link to join the meetings online
  • If you plan to attend in person or online
  • If you want pizza, and any dietary info we should know about

We’re looking forward to connecting with you on September 27!