What is 100 Portland? We DECLARE that 100 young adults (YA) will be present at the June 2013 Hearing Loss Assn. of America (HLAA) Convent...
What is 100 Portland? We DECLARE that 100 young adults (YA) will be present at the June 2013 Hearing Loss Assn. of America (HLAA) Convention in Portland, Oregon. Our pledge is to welcome 100 Young Adults--to be known as the "100 Portland"-- to the June 2013 HLAA Convention in Portland, Oregon. Our Mission is to inspire creativity, collaboration, and committed membership among deaf and hard of hearing (HOH) YA around the country. We look forward to an exciting future for deaf and HOH youth, which we believe will begin with the 100 Portland. The 100 Portland initiative was established by a small group of YA attendees during the 2012 HLAA Convention in Providence, Rhode Island as a measure to reverse a trend of declining attendance among young deaf and HOH adults. I'd like to invite any YA reading this to the 100 PORTLAND Facebook Group, which will be the official vehicle for driving this project. Searching "100 Portland" on Facebook. Join us.