Students participating in the Summer Outreach Program have an opportunity for educational activities focusing on needs unique to the visually impaired student, as well as socialization opportunities that are necessary to all students. Participation in the program helps keep these students in their home school districts by providing the unique skills they need to be successful. Many times these skills are not addressed in the regular school program due to competing priorities with the academic program.
Each year the specific content of the Outreach Summer Program varies slightly based upon enrollment. Instructional activities are designed to provide:
-Career education and self-advocacy training for middle and high school age students.
-Lessons in skills of daily living for middle and high school age students.
-Lessons in recreational, social, and leisure skills for ages 7-12.
-Enhanced organizational and communication skill training, including braille.
-Orientation and mobility instruction.
The 2012 MSB Summer Program was a big success! We served 40% more students than in previous years from 16 of the 24 Maryland school districts. Students participated in math and literacy activities integrated with current technology adapted for the visually impaired; adaptive PE and recreation activities, including participation in a program called "Drums Alive" at the Overlea Fitness Club and a challenge course at Camp Pecometh In Centreville; and MSB's First Annual Cupcake Wars!
Dates will be announced soon for the 2013 SUMMER PROGRAM - Keep checking back for updates
* New programs to be introduced this summer include a 4 week Computer Programming course for High School students, a Forensic Science course and a Keyboarding course!
For more information about the Summer Program contact:
Ruth Hynson, Director of Statewide Outreach Services
410.444.5000 ext. 1726 firstname.lastname@example.org