While our primary guide dog programs serve adults, Guide Dogs for the Blind also seeks out ways to engage youth who are blind or visually impaired wherever possible. We have several FREE programs that provide youth and their families an opportunity to explore the guide dog lifestyle starting at a young age.

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

K9 Buddy Program

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

Ready, Set, Forward!

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

Camp GDB

Guide Dog Lifestyle Workshops: Hands-on workshops for youth interested in guide dog mobility.

Lifestyle Workshops

Meet Matthew - a GDB grad who participated in our youth programs