Clarke Buddies is a fun opportunity to meet, get to know and connect on a regular basis with other children who are deaf or hard of hearing. At our in-person and virtual meet-ups, students between the ages of 6 – 17 share advice and experiences, participate in team-building activities and build a sense of community.
Meet-ups are led by experienced teachers of the deaf and young adults with hearing loss, and consist of organized activities and social time. Older students can also choose to mentor younger buddies, gaining leadership experience while being a role model to a younger student. Clarke Buddies take place throughout the school year, alternating locations between Clarke Boston and Clarke Northampton.
Reduces feelings of isolation
A sense of support
Boosts children's confidence
Establishes new friendships
Develops leadership skills
Learn what’s happening in a child’s brain during this critical period, as we focus on areas of typical child development between 18 and 36 months in this four-part series on Tuesdays from 8-9:30 pm ET.