The Deaf Youth Program (DYP) provides opportunities for area deaf and hard of hearing youth to interact socially with their peers and with members of the Deaf community. Through the program, youth can participate in a variety of weekend recreational and cultural activities. The DYP attempts to break down communication barriers by offering American Sign Language classes to families and friends of deaf or hard of hearing youth. In addition, the DYP offers occasional educational workshops and solicits ideas and feedback by hosting annual open meetings with a DYP advisory committee. In an on-going effort to keep deaf youth and their families informed as well as to promote deaf awareness, the DYP publishes informative monthly Bulletins and collaborates with other local deaf related organizations.
Deaf Youth Program (DYP) has partnered with Greensburg Hempfield Area Library to provide ASL interpreting for online yoga classes in October. The sessions are Saturdays from 9-9:40a. Registration is free and the class is open to all ages. See the informational flier for more information and to register.
American Sign Language (ASL) Class–WINTER 2020
Our DYP is hosting ASL classes in both Pittsburgh and Greensburg for the Winter 2020 Term. The classes will be held on Saturday mornings beginning February 8. The goal of the class is to improve communication between Deaf youth and their hearing family and friends, and to foster understanding of Deaf Culture. See the flier for complete details on the class and to register by mail. Click here to register online.
In an effort to satisfy a wide range of interests, the Deaf Youth Program organizes a different group activity each weekend. Activities that are regularly scheduled include:
- Ice Skating
- Roller Skating
- Miniature Golfing
- Pirates Baseball Games
- Seasonal Activities
- Attending open captioned movies
- Attending ASL interpreted theater performances
- Touring local museums and historical centers
- Providing ASL interpreted children’s storytelling
The DYP collaborates with other organizations in a variety of local deaf-related events and disseminates pertinent information on upcoming activities of interest within the deaf and hard of hearing communities.
- The Pittsburgh Association of the Deaf
- The University of Pittsburgh
- Western PA School for the Deaf
- The Pressley Ridge Schools
- The Greater Pittsburgh Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
- The PA Society for the Advancement of the Deaf
For More Information
The DYP publishes free monthly Bulletins to inform interested individuals of upcoming activities, disseminate pertinent information on events within the deaf and hard of hearing communities, and offer referral services. If you or someone you know could benefit from this Program, please contact program staff by calling 412-281-1375 voice/tty or Email Us.