CLASS Program

Confidence, Leadership, Advocacy, and Social Skills (CLASS) Mentoring Program

The CLASS Mentoring Program is a regional program focused in the Rio Grande Valley. It is designed to mentor blind youth to help them develop their confidence, leadership, advocacy, and social skills. Through a variety of monthly activities and workshops, participants gain valuable skills and experiences that help them navigate their lives with greater independence and success. 

Confidence: Youth will develop trust in themselves when overcoming challenges.

Leadership: Youth will make decisions using abilities they have developed.

Advocacy: Youth will recognize their needs and defend their rights.

Social Skills: Youth will engage in community experiences strengthening their independence skills.


CLASS events are held in the Rio Grande Valley, welcoming youth from birth to 22 years of age and their families.

Stay informed about past and upcoming CLASS events through our social media channels.


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On-line Donation: Select CLASS in the donation field

Check donation: payable to the NFB of Texas, writing CLASS Program on the memo line

Mail to: National Federation of the Blind of Texas

1600 E Highway 6, Suite 215

Alvin, TX  77511

We are an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code


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Daniel Martinez, CLASS Director


You're Invited!

Event: Acoustics Exploration Session
Date: Sunday, May 19, 2024
Time: 1 to 3 PM
Location: Brownsville, Texas (RSVP with Daniel Martinez to obtain the address)
Who: NFB of Texas CLASS Program Students

The CLASS Program is exploring how blind people use sound acoustics to travel independently. Bring your long white cane and let’s tap our way to independence!

What is the science of acoustics?

Acoustics is the branch of physics concerned with the study of sound, its production, transmission, and effects. It encompasses various phenomena related to sound waves, including how they propagate through different mediums, how they interact with objects
and environments, and how they are perceived by humans.

Acoustics has applications in a wide range of fields, including music, engineering, architecture, medicine, and communication technology. It is instrumental in designing concert halls, optimizing the performance of musical instruments, developing soundproofing materials, creating medical imaging techniques like ultrasound, and improving the quality of audio communication systems, such as microphones and speakers.

Come find out how blind people use acoustics to explore their environment, how instruments create sound, and conduct some fun experiments to change the sounds and acoustics around you.

RSVP with Daniel Martinez: 956-545-6402 or

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National Federation of the Blind of Texas
1600 E Highway 6, Suite 215
Alvin, TX 77511
(281) 968-7733 * (281) 809-4860 (Fax)