The NFB BELL® Academy will offer a program in Waltham this year.

Coordinator Contact Information

Stephanie Barrera Valdes
Phone: 781-839-0628
Email: [email protected]  


Saint Mary Parish – Education Center
30 Pond Street
Waltham, MA 02451

Join the NFB of Massachusetts for our NFB BELL Academy, August 5-16, 2024, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., weekdays, for children ages four through twelve. All children must be potty trained. We are excited to open our doors for this amazing program! In addition to Braille crafts such as tactile tie-dye T-shirts, games, and other engaging projects, children will learn vital independent living skills, interact with blind adult mentors, and enjoy field trips to sites related to the NFB BELL Academy curriculum. This year we will explore a firetruck and a police car! Come join us on this journey to discover how fun Braille can be!

No registration fee required; however, we kindly ask that you make a donation, if possible, to the National Federation of the Blind of Massachusetts to help fund our future NFB BELL Academies. We suggest a donation of five, twenty-five or fifty dollars which can be made online at or by check on our first day of the Academy. Lunch will be provided for all participants. Transportation is not provided except for field trips. Parents/guardians will be responsible for transportation. For more information or additional questions please contact Stephanie Valdes

Complete the BELL Academy registration form today (also available in Spanish).