Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Central)

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)