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A trailblazer is someone who doesn’t necessarily have the same opportunity, the same leg up as another person. A trailblazer is somebody who has to pave that path for themselves… somebody who blazes that trail, and doesn’t look back.

~Ashley Allen

Kansas Trailblazers Weekend

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Welcome to Kansas Trailblazers Weekend at Kansas State School for the Blind. We are once again excited to partner with Envision, Inc., Camp Wood YMCA, and the Foreseeable Future Foundation.

PLEASE READ the requirements to attend before registering your student/young adult.Registration is limited – Register Early!!!  DEADLINE TO APPLY is March 10th, 2024.

Participants must be:
– age 12 and older (7th grade and up). No older than 21 years.

     – independent in all self-care including toileting and showering.
– independent in managing clothing and personal items.
– independent (age appropriate) in travel/cane skills (Does not need 1:1 to   travel).
– able to locate stairs/drop-offs/obstacles in variety of environments.
     – able to independently get in and out of a vehicle.
     – have a signed waiver and media release.
     – registered to attend via this Google Form.
Priority is given to students who DO NOT attend KSSB full time.  KSSB reserves the right to deny acceptance into any Trailblazers weekend programs.Spots for current KSSB students will be put on a waitlist by order of application, and contacted once registration closes on March 25th, 2024.

A parent letter with more information will be sent to each applicant upon registration.

For additional information or questions, please contact
Aundrayah Shermer at  and/or  Sue Pollan at


Due to the popularity of this event, the slots fill quickly. Space is limited! 

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Please email or call:

Sue Pollan 913-305-3050 or Aundrayah Shermer 913 209-0986

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