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.
Ready, Set, Forward: Virtual workshops for youth, their families, and blindness professionals.
Camp GDB: An annual summer camp for youth and young adults (14+) to learn more about the guide dog lifestyle.
Careers & Canine Connections: A weeklong program in collaboration with APH Career Connect for young adults ages 18-24.
Meet Elena - a GDB grad who participated in our youth programs
Cane or Canine?
Please check out a webinar presented by California School for the Blind, featuring GDB's Director of Rehabilitation Services Marc Gillard, and GDB Orientation & Mobility Program Specialist Angela Smith.
Tuesday Tea by California School for the Blind: To Cane or Canine?