Summer is just around the corner, and it’s not too late to enroll in Explore Your Future, a six-day career awareness program for college-bound high school sophomores and juniors who are deaf or hard of hearing.
The program is held each summer at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf, where deaf and hard-of-hearing teenagers learn which college majors and careers may be best suited for them and meet other campers from around the country while enjoying recreational activities.
Students experience college life, enjoy hands-on activities and get a taste of real world careers in the fields of art, business, computing, engineering, health sciences and science.
Two sessions of the camp are being offered this year: July 13–18 or July 20–25. Deadline to apply has been extended to June 15.
NTID, one of nine colleges of RIT, was established by Congress in 1965 to provide college opportunities for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals who were underemployed in technical fields.
Today, 1,529 students attend NTID; more than 1,330 are deaf or hard of hearing. Others are hearing students enrolled in interpreting or deaf education programs. More than 100 interpreters, tutors and notetakers support students in and out of the classroom.
For more information on NTID or the summer camps offered, Visit: www.rit.edu/NTID/EYF.