Leading the Way
Leading the Way was developed in partnership with world-renowned blind mountaineer and No Barriers Board Member Erik Weihenmayer in 2006. Leading the Way currently serves blind and visually impaired and deaf and hard of hearing youth, as well as youth with no disability. These unlikely teams of students embark on extraordinary journeys and along the way become strong teams ready to tackle whatever challenges may come. Leading the Way has been featured on ABC Nightline, World News Tonight, Travel Channel, and CBS Sunday Morning.
– Leading the Way participant 2015
– Hannah, Leading the Way participant 2015
- Leading the Way: Grand Canyon – for Blind, Visually Impaired & Sighted Youth
Over the course of 12 days, students will journey into the heart of Grand Canyon, learning about the importance of natural sounds, participating in meaningful science, learning about career opportunities with the National Park Service, and honing their leadership strengths. At the end of this transformative expedition, students emerge as leaders ready to face personal and global barriers with passion and perseverance and inspired and equipped to be the next generation of ambassadors for the National Park Service.
- Leading the Way: Peru – for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Youth
This unique opportunity brings together students who are deaf and hard of hearing from across the U.S. to travel and meet deaf students in Peru. The expedition consists of students from the Phoenix Day School for the Deaf and is also open to students who are deaf or hard of hearing across the U.S. to apply to join. Two American Sign Language interpreters will accompany the group so this program is open to students who use communication modes from ASL to listening and spoken language.