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A young boy hugs a yellow Lab K9 Buddy dog; both have ear-to-ear grins.

Youth and Young Adult Programs

Guide Dogs for the Blind has several free programs for youth, young adults, and their families to explore our programs and the guide dog lifestyle starting at a young age, as well as to connect and engage with the GDB community. 

A teen boy gets an introduction to a guide dog from a guide dog mobility instructor.

Camp GDB: An annual summer camp for youth ages 14-17 to learn more about the guide dog lifestyle.

Camp GDB
Three young adults walk together using their white canes.

Careers & Canine Connections: A program in collaboration with APH Career Connect for ages 18-24.

Careers & Canine Connections
A boy sits next to his yellow Lab K9 Buddy dog.

K9 Buddy Program: Matches specially selected dogs to become wonderful pets and buddies.

K9 Buddy Program
A teen girl nose-to-nose with a yellow Lab guide dog.

Ready, Set, Forward: Virtual workshops for youth, their families, and blindness professionals.

Ready, Set, Forward!

Video: Meet GDB Youth Programs and Guide Dog Client, Elana Regan