The Deafhood Foundation Awards Its First Ever Grant to Deaf Teen Leadership Camp
Media contact: Kathy Say
May 4, 2012 — The Deafhood Foundation has awarded its first ever grant of $1,250 to Deaf Teen Leadership camp program under Washington State Association of the Deaf. The camp serves Deaf teens from a variety of programs, ranging from residential to oral.
“That is FANTASTIC news! We are so excited to know that you have chosen Deaf Teen Leadership camp and will support our deaf youth!” said Maria Christianson, Camp Director of Deaf Teen Leadership.
Washington State Association of the Deaf has been running the Deaf Teen Leadership camp for 5 years, and they will be having their sixth year this coming June 24th to 28th.
Foundation Organizing Chair Butch Zein said, “We believe that all Deaf teens should and must have the opportunity to understand our people’s history and our struggle in order to see the clear need for leadership and as the Deaf Teen Leadership grant application states, ‘create personal and community change’.”
“We are absolutely thrilled to give out our first ever grant, and we look forward to seeing Deaf youth in Washington come together, learn and blossom as our future leaders,” he added.
The funds will be used towards fees for camp’s challenge course, training of Deaf facilitators of the course and other camp-related needs.
For more information on Deaf Teen Leadership camp, please visit www.wsad.org/DTL. The first camp director of Deaf Teen Leadership camp was well-known and respected Deaf actor, Howie Seago. The current camp director is Maria Christianson.
You can visit the Deafhood Foundation’s web site at www.DeafhoodFoundation.org.
NEW ADDRESS: The Deafhood Foundation has changed its mailing address to 249 W. Jackson St. #303, Hayward, CA 94544-1811.