Helen Keller National Center Summer Youth Programs

The Helen Keller National Center (HKNC) in Sands Point, New York, is excited about announcing its 2019 summer programs for youth who are deaf-blind, ages 16-25, focusing on the Pre ETS five core areas. Work-based learning experiences, job exploration counseling, workplace readiness, counseling on opportunities for enrollment in post-secondary education and self-advocacy are included.


Summer Youth Vocational Program (SYVP) – a six-week comprehensive vocational experience, with paid community work experiences; Click here for Information Flyer.


M~POWER – My Pursuit of work, Empowerment & Resources – a three-week program that encourages youth to explore vocational and educational interests to make informed choices; Click here for Information Flyer.


Summer Assessment Program – an eight week informational and practical assessment program, which includes the PreETS five core areas, communication, technology, orientation & mobility, low vision, audiology, and creative arts/recreation. 

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Additionally, throughout the year, HKNC offers:


College Program – during school breaks, a program focusing on college readiness skills, ranging from the application process to choosing a college Click here for Information Flyer;




Deaf-Blind Immersion Experience (DBIE) – a five-day innovative assessment and training program for individuals who are deaf-blind and have intellectual disabilities. Click here for Information Flyer.

For additional information and other program offerings at the Helen Keller National Center: https://helenkeller.org/hknc


To reach the HKNC regional representative in your state/region: https://www.helenkeller.org/hknc/nationwide-services