The Junior NAD, a program of the NAD, offers deaf and hard of hearing students in 7th through 12th grade opportunities to develop leadership skills, learn and demonstrate citizenship, and meet and interact with students from other schools and states. Students can participate in the Junior NAD by joining chapters established by their schools. Junior NAD chapters focus on advocacy, attitude, awareness, commitment, cooperation, friendship, information exchange, involvement and leadership skills. Chapters have meetings and participate in many activities such as community events and fundraisers. Skills and values obtained by chapter members during these meetings and events will help them to become future leaders and advocates in the deaf and hard of hearing community.
If you would like to establish a Junior NAD chapter in your school, please use the contact us form on the NAD home page, www.nad.org/contact. We will send you a new chapter kit which includes a Junior NAD Membership Form. Existing chapters can use the Junior NAD Membership Form to renew their member dues. Each chapter must have at least four members and two advisors to remain active. The Chapter fee is $100.00. Individual email and home addresses should be listed on the form for each member and advisor so that they will receive periodic newsletters and announcements.