Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Central)
  • We will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2021 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

SERVICES FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Youth Opportunity Center
1704 Charlotte Avenue, Suite 200
Nashville, TN 37203
Description Of Services: 

Services for Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (DHH) is a program of STARS designed to prevent the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs among deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals from kindergarten through early adulthood.
These students are naturally at a higher risk for drug and alcohol misuse because of their increased difficulties with communication, isolation, depression, learning and family connections.
PROGRAM SERVICES:
In-School Drug and Alcohol Prevention/Character Education Classes: Weekly classes that are designed to help the students develop:

  • strong social coping skills
  • understand and identify feelings
  • problem-solving
  • anger management
  • improving self-esteem
  • decision making
  • team building
  • healthy relationships
  • and information on drugs and alcohol

In-School Literacy Support: Individual weekly sessions with students focus on:

  • improving reading comprehension
  • writing skills
  • sign language proficiency
  • bridging multiple-meaning words
  • and conceptual signing of topics and items translating from English to American Sign Language

Individual Career Planning Services: Individual support for students transitioning out of high school, services include:

  • Interest testing
  • researching and applying to colleges
  • connecting with VR
  • completing the FASFA
  • job and interviewing skills

Summer Camp: STARS offers support services to Brentwood Baptist Deaf Church-Camp SummerSign. Services include:

  • Full-time staff
  • character education classes
  • literacy
  • team building
  • and creative dance
Hours: 
8:30a.m.- 4:30p.m., M-F
Contact Person: 
Cecilia Milligan
Phone: 
(615) 290-5152 (Video Phone)