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Overview

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.

Programs

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...
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.
Trivia Cup
The Trivia Cup is an annual online competition sponsored by Gallaudet University through its Youth Programs office. The Trivia Cup is open to high school, middle school, and elementary-level deaf and hard of hearing students enrolled anywhere in the world! Students may come from residential...
Youth Debate Bowl
The Youth Debate Bowl is a marquee event on Gallaudet’s Youth Programs calendar. Created to foster critical thinking and public speaking skills in a fun, inclusive environment, the Youth Debate Bowl is open to all individual middle school (Grades 6-8) and high school (Grades 9-12)...

Meet the Team

Jesse Saunders

Youth Programs Transition Coordinator

Alison O'Hara

Youth Programs Coordinator

Casey Johnson-Pasqua

Youth Programs Coordinator

Allison Gibbons

Dual Enrollment Manager

Events

Feb

19

12:00 am - 12:00 am

Central Regional Academic Bowl

Feb

18

12:00 am - 12:00 am

Central Regional Academic Bowl

Feb

17

12:00 am - 12:00 am

Central Regional Academic Bowl

Feb

16

12:00 am - 12:00 am

Central Regional Academic Bowl

Feb

12

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Academic Bowl West Regional

Feb

11

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Academic Bowl West Regional

Feb

10

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Academic Bowl West Regional

Feb

9

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Academic Bowl West Regional

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Youth Programs

Jesse Saunders

Peet Hall 412

(202) 651-5000

Monday
9:00 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am-5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am-5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
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