Copyright © 2016-
Valley Center for the Blind is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that focuses on improving and enhancing the lives of people with blindness and visual impairments in Fresno.
3417 W. Shaw Ave. Fresno, CA 93711
Telephone: (559) 222-
Fax: (559) 222-
Students Conquering Obstacles for the Realization of Employment, (S.C.O.R.E.) is a program developed by Valley Center for the Blind to provide students aged 14-
“(During S.C.O.R.E.) I learned about new technology, I learned the new code for braille and how to travel by myself on a city bus. I learned to be independent in public. Before this program I always stayed at home. Now I know if I want to be independent I know I should go out in the public. It was very great and cool to meet new people, make friends and learn more about ADA. This made me know I can protect myself because of my disability and helped me to be braver.”
This program aims to provide transitional aged youth with necessary skills to perform highly in education and employment. During the 2016 summer program, our four week course showed the following results:
Students participate in a variety of activities including advocacy role plays, independent travel by public transportation, effective navigation of public spaces, and project completion.