2018 Updates!

The 2018 EYE Retreat will be July 14 to 21 in Raleigh, NC. In 2019 (Tennessee) and 2020 (To Be Determined), we have plans to expand to two other states to reach even more youth with visual impairments! The EYE Retreat provides core services of self-advocacy, college transition, and workplace readiness skills. These areas comply with requirements under WIOA and as a result your cost of attending could be covered by a vocational rehabilitation agency. Apply here

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Envisioning Youth Empowerment Retreat
Established 2009




Our mission is to provide an opportunity for youth with visual impairments to experience a glimpse of post secondary outcomes (employment, college, etc) through development of mentoring relationships, real world applications, and identification of available resources.




Our vision is to empower and create a community of lifelong learners who will have the tools necessary to be successful in their education, careers, and lives.


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Contact Us!

Note:  The EYE Retreat has no employees.  All of our staff are volunteers who either are students themselves or are employed elsewhere.  If you call, email, or write us, you will be contacting our Executive Director, Dr. Alan Chase, who is employed as Assistant Principal at the Tennessee School for the Blind.  If you have already been assigned a group leader, that person is always your first point of contact!  We look forward to seeing you at the next EYE Retreat!

Phone: (919) 813-0393

General Questions:  alan.chase@eyeretreat.org

1217 Manassas Court Unit C
Raleigh, NC 27609

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