On Saturday, February 6, 2010, from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., New York City-area students with hearing loss and their parents are invited to a free one-day conference entitled "Life After High School." The conference will be held at the Long Island Marriott Hotel in Uniondale, N.Y. Students will engage in activities that will help them learn their strengths and how to transition those into a college major or as the focus of a career. The deadline to register is January 29. To register or for more information, click here or email FutureQuest@ntid.rit.edu.
In addition, high school sophomores and juniors who are deaf or hard of hearing are invited to participate in the 5th annual Rochester Institute of Technology SpiRIT Writing Contest.
Winners will have their choice of a scholarship and travel expenses to the Explore Your Future program at RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), or a $500 cash prize. EYF is a six-day summer career exploration program for deaf and hard-of-hearing students that gives them the opportunity to sample different careers as well as college life. The deadline to enter this year’s competition is March 15, 2010. For complete contest guidelines and entry information, click here.