Jr. NAD mag
Texas School for the Deaf Jr. NAD Chapter
THE G N I R P S ISSUE ING SPR 20 20
IN THIS ISSUE 3
Letter from TSD's JR. NAD Chapter President
National Deaf Youth Day Recap
6 9 COVID-19 Tips Featuring Jr. NAD 12 members Meet the Team 15 Mock interviews
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Greetings deaf and hard of hearing community,
Hello, I am Taran Johnson. My family and I reside in Austin, Texas, and I attend Texas School for the Deaf (TSD). I am currently the president of the Jr., NAD chapter at TSD. I'm not here to write about myself but to shift the focus towards our deaf and hard of hearing community. For a long time, deaf and hard of hearing people have experienced various types of discrimination, from small to big. One way or another, we have suffered. Luckily for us, we have the National Association for the Deaf (NAD). Hundreds of deaf people have devoted their lives to help fight to improve and change standards for our deaf and hard of hearing community. If you are reading this, you, yes you, can join us and change the world one thing at a time. Every single member of our Jr. NAD chapter work together to ensure our school will never experience any form of discrimination. We also work to enhance self-advocacy skills for every student at school. All of our members are looking to improve and learning how to become better leaders at TSD. You can join or establish your own Jr. NAD at your school today! There are a lot of tools I've gained from Jr. NAD that can apply to the real world. For a long time, TSD believed that sending students to deaf and hard of hearing conferences and camp is truly beneficial for our school. Last fall, TSD sent four representatives to the Jr. NAD National Conference in Rochester, New York. TSD also had eight representatives including myself that went to the Youth Leadership Camp (YLC) in Stayton, Oregon last summer. We were able to build our leadership skills, discover our self-identity, learn how to advocate for others, and many more. If you ever have a chance to apply for YLC or attend the Jr. NAD National Conference, please do! I took the time to process what I've learned at YLC and to give back to our community. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the world isnâ€™t like it has ever been. With this, It's a good opportunity for us to get together via Zoom or online to expand our leadership skills and network with other deaf and hard of hearing people. With so many changes during the pandemic, it's our turn to make an impact and change the world for our future generations of the deaf and hard of hearing community. It is time for US, deaf youth.,to rise and dominate our future. Respectfully yours, Taran Johnson Texas School for the Deaf Jr. NAD President
Taran at YLC.
National Deaf Youth Day
National Deaf Youth Day was developed to recognize and bring together deaf and hard of hearing youth from schools for the deaf, mainstream programs, and universities. March 6th was chosen to represent National Deaf Youth Day for its proximity to Deaf History Month, which is held each year from March 13th through April 15th. March 13th is the day that the Deaf President Now movement (1988) began and led to Gallaudet University having its first-ever Deaf president in its history. April 8th was the date that Abraham Lincoln signed the charter establishing Gallaudet as a college for the deaf (1864). April 15th, 1817 was the date that the United States saw the beginning of its first school for the deaf, American School for the Deaf (ASD).
National Deaf Youth Day at Texas School for the Deaf.
It is estimated that there are over 3 million young deaf and hard of hearing people in America. Far too many are not recognized as important members of society nor are they given equal opportunities for maximum personal and social development as well as meaningful career preparation. This special day is an opportunity for everyone to show deaf and hard of hearing youth the accomplishments of deaf and hard of hearing people in this country.
National Deaf Youth Day serves two purposes:
To celebrate the unique identity of deaf and hard of hearing people and their accomplishments ToÂ promote the idea that deaf and hard of hearing youth can do anything!
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Mock Several Deaf schools across the United States had a mock Interview event at their school to provide students an hands-on interviewing experience! Texas School for the Deaf
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Interviews Mock interview at California School for the Deaf, RIverside.
Mock interview at Jr. Nebowa Chapter.
Interview at Model Secondary School for the Deaf.
Interview at Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf.
Group photo at Lexington School for the Deaf.
Resume editing at California School for the Deaf, Fremont
CORONAVIRUS SOCIAL DISTANCING While we all are practicing our new life style currently due to Coronavirus!
NOT SURE HOW TO STAY BUSY?
make some cake?!
go out and run?!
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Jr. NAD meetings during HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE?!
UTAH SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
MODEL SECONDARY SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF TEXAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
social distancing... MANY OF SCHOOLS ARE STILL DOING JR. NAD MEETINGS BUT DIFFERENT THIS TIME! WE DO MEETINGS THROUGH ZOOM!
WISCONSIN SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
CALIFORNIA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF, FREMONT
Interview with a
Aubrie Bauer Q: Hello, Can you introduce yourself? A: Hi! I am Aubrie Bauer. I am the Jr. NAD president for Model Secondary School for the Deaf. I am from District of Columbia. Q: What does your school do through Jr. NAD? A: We do many things, but I am going to pick a event we did. We invited Albert and Conrad to present us on their experience with biking across America. Q: How do you feel about having Jr. NAD meetings through Zoom? A: It felt truly weird because I always loved attending Jr. NAD meeting. My advisor is amazing and supportive.
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Enza Visco Q: Hello, Can you introduce yourself? A: My name is Enza Visco. I am the Jr. NAD treasurer. I am a sophomore at California School for the Deaf, Riverside. Q: What does your school do through Jr. NAD? A: My school's program is pretty great. They host events and activities, empowering the students to lead themselves. Q: How do you feel about having Jr. NAD meetings through Zoom? A: It's not that bad, but not the as same as before..
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