Mar 18, 2019
Last summer, Precious went to YLC. She developed personally, especially in confidence, team building, and problem solving.
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A biracial young woman smiles, framed in a teal green screen with the text, “Precious’ Story: Summer Camp” and the NDC logo on the bottom right.
Precious wears dark brown glasses, has long, straight brown hair, and wears a red shirt. She’s sitting in a classroom and begins signing.
My name is Precious. I identify as Deaf. I am sixth generation deaf.
This past summer, I spent one month at YLC., Youth Leadership Camp.
Wow! It was such a rich experience. I was there with 64 campers from across the United States and Canada. Some campers were from mainstream schools, others from schools for the deaf. At first, I was highly anxious to go but going changed everything for me in terms of my personal growth and confidence. I never thought it would change me. It gave me the confidence to interact with other people…team building, and how to approach problem-solving. I didn’t want to go to YLC. because I was an introvert!
YLC involved a lot of social interaction. The environment was so supportive, they became like family. It was a good experience because it gave me confidence, realizing it is okay to fail, because that’s how you learn.
NDC Logo appears above text, black lettering on a white background: nationaldeafcenter.org
“This video was developed under a jointly-funded grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) #HD326D160001. However, the contents do not necessarily represent the positions or policies of the federal government.”
Next to it, three logos appear. The first reads “IDEAs that Work” with an arrow drawing a circle from “IDEAs” to “Work” and the words “U.S. Office of Special Education Programs”. The second logo shows a red-and-blue star with text next to it that reads “TA&D”. The third logo shows a blue circle around a tree. In the blue circle are the words “U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.”