2020 NFB BELL ACADEMY OF CONNECTICUT
July 27 - August 7, 2020
Honorata Kazmierczak, State Coordinator
Montessori School of Greater Hartford
141 North Main Street, West Hartford, CT
The National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut is proud to offer the Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning (BELL) Summer Program for children ages 4-12 who are blind, legally blind or visually impaired and in need of additional Braille instruction. This nationwide, one-of-a kind summer program consists of two week-long sessions and prepares children to grow into confident and independent adults who will be able to live the life they want. The themes for this year are mathematics, music and movement. BELL will encourage students to build their mathematical abilities, cultivate their knowledge of music and participate in a wide-range of physical activities; while interacting more with their communities. In addition to Braille, activities will include arts and crafts, educationally orientated games and engaging projects where children learn vital, independent living skills. Children will be able to interact with blind adult mentors and enjoy a slate of field trips related to the NFB BELL® Academy curriculum.
The NFB BELL® Academy will be held at the Montessori School of Greater Hartford in West Hartford, CT from July 27 through August 7, 2020. The academy is free to all qualifying children, and we are working diligently to secure more funding to provide financial assistance for parents who may need help with transportation costs or other expenses. Lunch and snacks will be provided as available and transportation to-and-from the camp will be offered on days that host a field trip. We have a group of stringently screened and trained volunteers led by a certified Teacher of Visually Impaired, who are excited and eager to work with your children this summer. The number of openings is limited. For details and registration please visit our website at https://nfb.org/bell-academy.