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Ready to build your resume? Become a Jr. NAD Page, your future employer will want you! The Jr. NAD Pages program is geared towards deaf and CODA teens between 12 and 17 years old and interested in the inner workings and strategies of the NAD Conference.
VIDEO DESCRIPTION & TRANSCRIPT: Brothers Zeke and Celso sit side by side facing the camera. NAD logo appears as a light watermark on bottom right corner.
ZEKE: I’m Zeke Martinez.
CELSO: I’m Celso Martinez.
ZEKE: I went to 2016 NAD Conference two years ago as a Jr. NAD page.
CELSO: It was at Arizona and the experience was amazing! Being a Jr. NAD Page had a huge impact on me. Our main responsibility was supporting the delegates during the Council of Representatives by being a runner. We’d do things like getting water or pick up their Starbucks order. I definitely enjoyed myself.
ZEKE: Being a Jr. NAD Page allowed me to work with the delegates, help pass notes, and count the votes. I didn’t miss out on important discussions that involve our deaf community; such as a new priority motion. My firsthand experience was incredible.
CELSO: Honestly, I thought it would be boring at first but it was actually a lot of fun! It was challenging and exhausting which gave me a great learning experience. I got to witness what the NAD Conference was like from the inside. It was truly amazing. I must thank my mom for encouraging me to sign up. I made new friends and we all had a great time. We were also involved in a skit for one of the NAD’s evening programs; that was spontaneous! At the time, I didn’t know other Jr. NAD pages and that helped us work together as a team.
ZEKE: I definitely had a lot of fun with unforgettable memories. I encourage you to sign up for this summer.
CELSO: Yeah, you never know until you sign up!
ZEKE: You won’t regret it.
CELSO: He’s right!
ON-SCREEN-TEXT: HARTFORD.NAD.ORG / DEADLINE: APRIL 1, 2018
Video fades to a soft white background with several different font types showing “NAD” very quickly. Copyright video ends with the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) logo centered. Blue text below the logo appears, “The National Association of the Deaf / (copyright) 2018 All Rights Reserved / www.nad.org”; a yellow highlight of the URL appears at the end.