Providing access and opportunity to Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled, hard of hearing and hearing youth through performing arts, mentoring and American Sign Language.
As a Boston based non-profit, the youth and leadership of DEAFinitely represent multi-lingual, cultural, racial, and socio-economic diversity. Through its Performance Crew, Deaf Youth Council mentoring program, and mental health initiatives, DEAFinitely is changing perspectives and putting Deaf culture in the forefront of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.
DEAFinitely is a Deaf and youth-centered organization with decision making ability across all programming. Youth have opportunities and access to learn about themselves, their families, their community and ultimately, the world through the medium of dance and mentoring.
DEAFinitely offers space where youth can be seen, understood, express themselves, and learn about their communities through ASL-rich activities. In turn, diverse Boston communities see what youth are capable of, emphasizing their talents and cultivating greater communication access and equity.
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5 Things about Kourtney Dolliole, who was the Deaf Youth Council Guest in April 2022
Kourtney is the first deaf generation in a hearing family.
Kourtney was born in New Orleans, LA. In 2003 and moved to Texas in 2005 because of Hurricane Katrina.
She loves playing sports, dancing, acting, and making videos.
She grew up in mainstream school, then transferred to Texas School for the Deaf for four years in high school.
She is a USA Deaflympian for track and field and competed in the 24th Deaflympics in Caxias Do Sul, Brazil. She runs sprint and relays and received one silver and one bronze for 4x100m and 4x400m relays!!