BISM Logo, blue and gold compass icon with modern styled letters reading BISM Empowering the Blind Community, employing, educating, training.


Knowing that kids with vision loss often feel isolated from their schoolmates, BISM provides youth programs to help children remain confident and independent in their homes, schools, and communities. 

For youth aged 5 to 21, our diverse offerings include our GLIDE (Gaining Leadership, Independence, Direction and Experience) program, designed to foster essential skills year-round.  Additionally, our elementary-aged summer program in Salisbury and residential summer programs for teens provide immersive experiences aimed at cultivating independence and confidence. 

Alexa and Alixon create poster from the many art supplies on the tables in front and behind them.

Youth 5 – 14 years old

Our elementary programs cater to blind youth ages 5-13, providing year-round and one to two-week summer programs. 

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Youth 14 – 21 years old

Our middle and high school programs cater to blind youth ages 14-21 providing yearlong support.


For more information on our Youth Programming contact Juhi Narula, Youth Transitions Program Manager, at (410) 737-2642 or

BISM is dedicated to providing career and training resources to Blind and Low-vision individuals of all ages. We positively change people’s attitudes about blindness.

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