Jr. NAD Pages


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.

» Assignment
To serve as young citizens supporting the NAD Conference. Responsibilities include (but not limited to): assisting with people at the Hotel during their arrival; be a runner for the Council of Representatives (COR) meeting; and assist at all [email protected] as runners/distributors.  

» Dress Code

  • Khakis/Black Slacks
  • Polo/Button-down shirts
  • No Shirts/Pants with graphics
  • No clothes with holes

» History of Jr. NAD Pages
The Jr. NAD Pages program was an idea shared by Bridgetta Bourne-Firl, who was one of the four student leaders during the Deaf President Now (DPN) movement in 1988. Bridgetta brought her son to the 2012 NAD Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. She suggested to Tawny Holmes (Education Strategy Team Chair) that a “pages program” be established; thus giving young people, like her son, a chance to experience the NAD Conference. Many state legislatures have a pages program affiliated with local high school students working closely with the state representatives. In 2014, the first Jr. NAD Pages program took place in Atlanta, Georgia and it was a huge success! We look forward to a fun and positive experience with the Jr. NAD Pages this summer in Phoenix, Arizona!

» Cost
Teens between 12 and 17 can attend the NAD Conference for free (with the exception of Meal Programs). After a certain number of volunteer hours, a Jr. NAD Page will receive a reimbursement check in the mail. If anyone is interested in certain events, there is a teen rate available. Please note, meals will be on your own.

» Schedule
Monday, July 4th
1 pm – 5 pm – Mandatory Meeting for all Pages
7 pm – 11 pm – 4th of July Bash hosted by Arizona Association of the Deaf (AzAD) – $30/person (optional)

Tuesday, July 5th
8:15 am – Set-up Meeting for all Pages
9 am – 11:30 am – Council of Representatives (COR) Session I
11:45 am – 12:45 pm – Lunch Break – Pizza by the NAD
1 pm – 5:30 pm – COR Session II and Regional & Affiliate Caucuses
5:30 pm – 6:45 pm – Dinner Break
7 pm – 10 pm – [email protected]: Opening Ceremony

Wednesday, July 6th
8:30 am – Set-up Meeting for all Pages
9 am – 12 pm – General Forum for NAD Members
12 pm – 1 pm – Lunch Break
1 pm – 5:30 pm – COR Session III and Regional & Affiliate Caucuses
6 pm – Jr. NAD Pages Night Out (Dinner Included)

Thursday, July 7th
7 am – 8 am – RIT/NTID Breakfast
8:30 am – 12 pm – COR IV (Final Session)
11:30 am – 1 pm – Youth Luncheon