Monthly Archives: July 2018

TVI Students hard at work during week three of the program

The third week of the TVI program has allowed the students to put into practice much of what they learned during the first two weeks. Each student has been working up to five hours a day at a job, for … Continue reading

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State Representative Morgan Cephas visits with the students in the TVI program

On Wednesday afternoon, State Representative Morgan Cephas came to the Overbrook School for the Blind campus to visit and interact with the students in the TVI program.  Representative Cephas grew up in the Overbrook neighborhood, and as State Representative for … Continue reading

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TVI students visit the Philly Rock Gym

The students in the TVI program recently visited the Philly Rock Gym in East Falls.  This activity is always a highlight of the TVI program.  While at the gym, the students participated in some fun team building activities and then had a … Continue reading

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2018 TVI Mock Interviews

The students in the TVI program just participated in one of signature events of the three week program:  the mock interview activity.  During this activity the students participate in very realistic mock job interviews.  As we all know, the best … Continue reading

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TVI Students visit and touch the Liberty Bell!

On Saturday the TVI students went on a very exciting tour of historical Philadelphia. The tour was organized by Trish Maunder and her crew at Philly Touch Tours (who did such a wonderful job with the Italian market tour the previous weekend). … Continue reading

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TVI students learn Independence during the three week program.

The three week OSB TVI program exposes the students to many aspects of independent living.  As we learned from our fantastic guest speaker Mrs. Fran Fulton, being independent doesn’t always mean doing things on your own or by yourself, but … Continue reading

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Recreation and Leisure at TVI

As we all know, all work and no play is no fun!  At the OSB TVI program, we turn this concept into a teachable moment and help the students to explore new recreational opportunities.  Student have been enjoying a water … Continue reading

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Rainy but fun Touch Tour of the Italian Market

Over the weekend the students in the TVI program went on a fun and educational touch tour of the Italian market in South Philly.  The tour was lead by Trish Maunder and her crew from Philly Touch Tours.  Even though the … Continue reading

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TVI students hard at work and touring job sites

During the first week of the TVI program, the students are spending their days attending career classes and also touring various job sites.  Some of the job sites visited this week were the Overbrook Preschool, Sunshine Cafe, Westtown School cafeteria, … Continue reading

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Oh no! TVI has gone to the dogs!!

Six to eight month old puppies, who are part of the Seeing Eye guide dog training program (along with their trainers) made a very spirited visit to the TVI program Friday evening.  The TVI students learned all about the Seeing … Continue reading

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