Discover Your Future
 
Frequently Asked Questions
July 5-13, 2017

Designed for deaf and hard of hearing students entering Grades 10-12 who are ready to work on developing their transition plans; identify their interests and skills; and explore different potential careers during classes and Career Seminars. Students will also explore what vibrant Washington, D.C. has to offer. 

Here's what you'll be doing:

  • Self-discovery activities designed to help you learn more about yourself.
  • Outdoor activities including ropes course planned to help you develop leadership, teamwork, and self-confidence.
  • Take assessments designed to help you, your parents, and your Vocational Rehabilitation/Department of Rehabilitation (VR/DOR) counselors learn more about your strengths, areas of improvement, values, interests, and potential careers.
  • Development a transition portfolio with our support for you to bring home to your families, schools, and VR counselors.
  • Several field trips to explore Washington, D.C. attractions including the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, the Smithsonian, Holocaust Museum, Union Station, and many other world-famous museums and monuments.
  • Swimming and shopping until you drop at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware where one of America’s best boardwalks awaits you during an all-day outing.

Group Discussion

Evening Activities

White House

Date of program: July 5 - 13, 2017
Program fee: $750 (limited scholarships available for families in need, contact us at youthprograms@gallaudet.edu)
Who can attend: Deaf and hard of hearing college–bound students currently who will be in the 10th-12th grades in the fall of 2017. 
Must show evidence that you are enrolled in a standard, local, or general high school diploma – track program. Please submit an unofficial transcript and/or letter from guidance/school counselor. Incomplete applications will not be processed. A screening interview with the Youth Programs office will also be required.

Justification Letter for VR counselors


Testimonials

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    "My Discover Your Future experience at Gallaudet was wonderful! I loved each and every minute of it! If I had any questions, I was never afraid to ask. [The camp] was just amazing overall!"  (Career Exploration)
     
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    "I learned how to interact with people that you first meet because you never know about a person." (Diversity Training)
     
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    "Excellent! I learned what personal qualities could affect me in my future jobs"  (Career Exploration)
     
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