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Youth Track

Youth Track is a host of activities for youth ages 11-18. This year Youth Track activities will focus on exploring various careers, job readiness, art, travel skills, and so much more!

a teen girl reading braillePlease register to attend - http://nopbc.org/youth-track-registration

NOPBC 2018 Youth Track Agenda - .doc --- .pdf

Days with Youth Track Sessions are July 3, July 4, July 5, July 6 & July 7


Welcome to the 2018 NOPBC Youth Track!

For more detail on all activities please few the link to the full Youth Track Agenda

We are so excited that you are taking part in this year’s Youth Track.  We hope that you find these sessions not only prepare you to live the life you want, but that they also will be a place where you will meet new friends, become more confident and independent and have a lot of fun.  

Sessions are open to all blind and low vision students, children of blind adults and sighted siblings aged 11-18 unless stated differently in description. 

Day 1:  Tuesday, July 3, 2018

7:30 AM – 8:45 AM: Youth Track Registration

9:00 AM – 10:45 AM:  Ice Breakers and Introductions

11:00 AM – 12:15 PM:  Introduction to your National Federation of the Blind Convention and Youth Track Activities

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM:  Breakout Sessions

  • Expressions
  • Philosophy and Games

  3:30 PM – 5:00 PM: Breakout Sessions

  • What Kinds of Jobs Can Blind People Do?
  • Sports and Rec Division Activities

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM: NOPBC Family Hospitality

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Mocktail party.

8:00 PM – 10:00PM:  Breakout Sessions

  • National Association of Blind Students Networking Event
  • It’s Cool to be in Middle School

Day 2:  Wednesday, July 4, 2018

8:45 AM – 10:30 AM: Breakout Sessions

  • Looking Good, Feeling Good 
  • Cane Walk
  • Philosophy:  Accommodation or Special Treatment

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM:  Breakout Sessions

  • Looking Good, Feeling Good
  • Philosophy:  Accommodation or Special Treatment:

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM:  Breakout Sessions

  • NOPBC Style Show Breakout Session
  • STEM for College and Career

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM:  Resolutions Explained.

6:00 PM – 10:00 PM: NABS Meeting Breakout Session

Day 3:  Wednesday, July 5, 2018

9:00 AM – 11:30 AM: National Federation of the Blind Board of Directors Meeting 

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Exhibit Hall Challenge

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM: Braille Book Fair 

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM: Unconventional Convention Scavenger Hunt

Day 4:  Friday, July 6, 2018 – GENERAL SESSION

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Dancing with the Federation Stars:

8:00 PM – 10:00 PM: Breakout Sessions

  • Dating 101 (Ages 14 and up)
  • All in the Family

Day 5:  Saturday, July 7, 2018 – GENERAL SESSION

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Breakout Sessions

  • 7:00 PM – 8:00PM: Philosophy: What Have We Learned so Far, and Next Steps?
  • 7:00 PM – 9:00PM: Career Fair 
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