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.

Freedom Link is a program for blind and visually impaired students, grades 7 – 12. This transition program offers students the opportunity to enhance their blindness skills while working with blind mentors. Students and mentors take fun and exciting excursions, engage in hands-on learning, and participate in many other rewarding activities! Participants will discover abilities and confidence they didn’t know they had as they build friendships with other blind and visually impaired students!

Sarah, a Freedom Link Student says, “I learned so much and I love being mentored by people who are visually impaired and have gone through some of the things I am going through.”

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 2016-2017 program. For additional information or to apply, contact:

Debbie Stein
5817 N. Nina Ave.
Chicago, IL 60631
Phone: (773) 203-1394
Email: dkent5817@att.net

Freedom Link is sponsored by the National Federation of the Blind of Illinois and is funded by the Elick and Charlotte Lindon Foundation.

Freedom Link is the recipient of the 2017 NFB Jacob Bolotin Award.

(Application deadline is September 15, 2016)

Freedom Link 2016-2017 Flie (Word format)r (Microsoft Word Format)
Freedom Link 2016-2017 Application (Word Format)

 

 

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