2014 NAD YLC Applications Now Available!
By Allie Rice
January 18, 2014
The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is pleased to announce that the 2014 NAD Youth Leadership Camp (YLC) will take place from July 21 through August 17. The Camp will take place at Camp Taloali, which features 111 acres of forested land located in the foothills of Oregon’s Cascade Mountains. Embark on this unforgettable journey this summer with NAD YLC. Camper and staff application forms are now online. The camper and staff application deadline is March 7, 2014. Apply today!
The NAD YLC offers intensive leadership development opportunities and focuses on advocacy, empowerment, deaf culture and heritage, language, current issues, group dynamics, outdoor activities, and much more. YLC encourages outstanding young deaf and hard of hearing student leaders, grades 10 – 11, from diverse educational programs to develop advocacy skills and understand the principles of leadership through programs of learning, leadership development, and social interaction. The camp program provides students with opportunities for "learning through active involvement." The program also aims to assist young students in developing their scholarship, leadership, and citizenship (SLC) abilities and becoming self-starters in their respective schools and communities. The NAD is dedicated to providing essential leadership development strategies and tools for deaf and hard of hearing youth through this exciting summer program.
The NAD was established in 1880 by deaf leaders who believed in the right of the American deaf community to use sign language, to congregate on issues important to them, and to have its interests represented at the national level. As a nonprofit federation, the mission of the NAD is to preserve, protect, and promote the civil, human, and linguistic rights of deaf and hard of hearing people in the United States. The advocacy scope of the NAD is broad, covering the breadth of a lifetime and impacting future generations in the areas of early intervention, education, employment, health care, technology, telecommunications, youth leadership, and more.