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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
  • Debate Bowl
  • Immerse into ASL
  • National Literary Competition
  • Trivia Cup
  • Webinar Series
  • and other scholastic bowls, student activities, and summer camps

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
Every year, Gallaudet University hosts four regional Academic Bowl competitions for up to 80 teams of deaf and hard of hearing high school students. Twenty teams will then advance to the National competition held at Gallaudet every year.
Battle of the Books
Gallaudet's Battle of the Books is a middle school competition sponsored by Gallaudet University for students in grades 3-7 to promote literacy and critical thinking skills in deaf and hard of hearing youth.
National Literary Competition
Register for the National Literary Competition here.
Summer Youth Camps
Gallaudet Summer Youth Camps are designed for middle and high school students up to the age of 19. Camp programs include immersive experiences, science and technology programs, and more!
Trivia Cup
The Trivia Cup is a multi-event competition for deaf and hard of hearing students in middle school and high school.
Youth Debate Bowl
Debate Bowl is a new Youth Program designed for middle and high school students

Meet the Team

Director

Jesse Saunders

Manager, Youth Programs

Staff

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
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