Deaf Teen Programs

Empowering Deaf and hard of hearing youth in Washington State

Partnering with the Washington State Association of the Deaf (WSAD), the Association of Washington Student Leaders (AWSL) serves students in the Deaf community, grades 8-12, with its summer camp, Deaf Teen Leadership, and its winter outreach program A Taste of Deaf Teen Leadership.

Deaf Teen Leadership Camp

Through an interactive, weeklong camp experience, students learn and practice essential skills. Several workshops are held relating to character building, leadership, communication, integrity, self-identity, advocacy and teamwork. Students at Deaf Teen Leadership also have the opportunity to experience the Cispus challenge course, participate in Deaf culture enrichment activities and meet other Deaf and hard of hearing youth from high schools across Washington.

The Deaf Teen Leadership camp has four key goals:

  • Empower Deaf and hard of hearing youth
  • Foster personal growth
  • Encourage confidence
  • Create personal and community change

Camp Directors

Maria Christianson
James Christianson
Mark Hoshi

Location

Cispus Learning Center (website)

Dates

Download the current schedule of AWSL leadership camp sessions here

Registration

Camp Toolbox

  • Deaf Teen Leadership video on Vimeo

Registration

For more information, including registration information, visit our Registration Forms page.

A Taste of DTL

A Taste of DTL is a one-day, regional leadership workshop for Deaf and hard of hearing youth in grades 8-11. This workshop includes activities that highlight the four main goals of the DTL experience:

  • Empower Deaf and hard of hearing youth
  • Foster personal growth
  • Encourage confidence
  • Create personal and community change