Freedom Link

Looking for a program that is FUN and promotes INDEPENDENCE

Freedom Link mentors and mentee Haley Ireland stand in front of Wrigley Field.
Freedom Link mentors and mentee Haley Ireland stand in front of Wrigley Field during the June 24, 2017 Freedom Link outing.
Mentee Haley Ireland and Freedom Link mentors stand in front of the famous ivy-covered wall at Wrigley Field.
Mentee Haley Ireland and Freedom Link mentors stand in front of the famous ivy-covered wall at Wrigley Field during the June 24, 2017 Freedom Link outing.

Looking for a program that is FUN and promotes INDEPENDENCE?

Freedom Link is a program for blind and visually impaired students, grades 7 – 12. This transition program offers students the opportunity to build skills and confidence while working with blind mentors. Students and mentors take fun and exciting excursions and participate in many other rewarding activities that help students learn valuable nonvisual skills. Participants will discover abilities and confidence they didn’t know they had as they build friendships with other blind and visually impaired students! Alisa, a former Freedom Link Student says, “I loved Freedom Link, and I learned so much from the mentors. Freedom Link helped me be more independent., and it was a lot of fun, too”

Meetings are held once a month on a Saturday from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. in downtown Chicago. This transition program is TOTALLY FREE. Freedom Link starts in October for our 2018-2019 program.

Freedom Link is sponsored by the National Federation of the Blind of Illinois and is funded by the Elick and Charlotte Lindon Foundation. Now beginning its eleventh year, Freedom Link was the recipient of a 2017 Dr. Jacob Bolotin Award from the National Federation of the Blind.

The application deadline is September 14, 2018. For more information, contact David Meyer, (708) 209-1767 or datemeyer@mysero.net.

Freedom Link 2018-2019 Flyer (Word Document)
Freedom Link 2018-2019 Application (Word Document)