We proudly sponsor educational experiences and coordinate events that provide support and services to youth and their families.

Our Youth Programs include:

  • Academic Bowl
  • Battle of the Books
  • National Literary Competition
  • Summer Youth Camps
  • Youth Debate Bowl

In providing these programs, we are creating a bridge between hearing society and deaf realities. We understand that inclusion and education will ultimately lead to a world in which we all understand each other.


Summer Youth Camps

Summer Youth Camps are designed for middle and high school students up to the age of 19. Our programs provide exciting summer learning and experiential opportunities against the backdrop of a world-class bilingual environment just minutes away from the U.S. Capitol.

Academic Bowl

The Gallaudet University Academic Bowl was established to foster academic excellence, healthy competition, and sportsmanship among deaf and hard of hearing youth – all while making lifelong friends. Every year, Gallaudet University hosts regional competitions for teams of deaf and hard of hearing high school...

Battle of the Books

The Battle of the Books is a reading competition for deaf and hard of hearing students in grades 5-8. Students across the nation read the same assigned books and then compete against each other by answering true or false, short answer, multiple choice, and presentation...

National Literary Competition

The National Literary Competition is a writing and American Sign Language (ASL) competition open to all deaf and hard of hearing students in grades 2-12. To participate, students must create original written or ASL submissions in accordance with the year’s theme. The purpose of the...

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Chanel Bonheyo

Manager, Youth Programs

Alison O'Hara

Youth Programs Coordinator

Casey Johnson-Pasqua

Youth Programs Coordinator

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(202) 651-5000

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