Deaf2Deaf Experience JA BizTown – March 6-7, 2024

Junior Achievement is the largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future and make smart academic and financial choices. JA teaches skills in work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy—igniting the spark in young people to experience and realize the opportunities and realities of work and life in the 21st century. The Department of Social and Health Services’ Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, and the Washington Center for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Youth have partnered to provide this opportunity for students who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind in middle schools and high schools statewide.

STEM Academy PNW - TBD

In 2022, The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) entered into an agreement with Washington Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Youth (CDHY) to form a new partnership.  The objective of this partnership is to promote STEM education initiatives and career awareness for high school students who are deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind. The STEM Academy PNW is open to students with all language experiences and communication modalities. This program is free of cost to students and families.

STEM Academy PNW serves the following 4-state region:

• Alaska
• Idaho
• Oregon
• Washington

We currently serve 4 states with the goal of expanding to more states in the region. Our top goal is to encourage deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind students to get involved and expand their understanding of STEM topics and increase academic skills to prepare for a successful post-secondary school transition.

Family Camp

Family Camp - May 3-5, 20224

In collaboration with the Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Youth (CDHY), Washington Sensory Disabilities Services (WSDS) sponsors an annual weekend for families with children and teens who are deaf/hard of hearing. Families stay in cabins at the Lazy F Ranch outside of Ellensburg, attend workshops, and have a great time.

Make sure to check out our calendar for other upcoming events and seminars!