Youth and Teen Programs

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646-874-8602

Contact Info

balkam@lighthouseguild.org
Director Vision Rehabilitation and Youth Services,
Merrie Balka

For teens and young people, vision impairment or blindness can make life especially difficult. Lighthouse Guild offers a number of programs designed to help.

Our Youth and Teen Programs provide rehabilitation, education and recreation classes and activities to individuals ages six to 21 to enhance their traditional education. 

Saturday Youth Skills Program
Our Saturday Youth Skills Program provides social and recreational services to legally blind children ages six to 13 during the school year.

Youth Transition Programs
We offer age-appropriate programs for students ages 14-21 to help smooth the transition from high school to college, or from high school to work.

Youth Employment Program 
Our career services staff works closely with visually impaired students to help them secure paying jobs in the community.