Prize would boost Hear for You plans
A woman who works to support and build the confidence of hearing impaired youth is up for a funding boost to continue her programme.
Ponsonby resident Elena Keith runs Hear for You, a programme designed to help deaf young people cope with what can be a difficult time for anyone.
Mrs Keith was born with progressive hearing loss and by her late 20s was profoundly deaf.
She says her teenage years, when she felt isolated and found socialising difficult, were the hardest.
experience behind her she started Hear for You to offer young deaf and hearing impaired people an opportunity to share their experiences and develop skills to help them reach their potential.
‘‘It’s important for young people to get the support they need and showing these kids that they’ve got options despite their hearing loss.’’
Mrs Keith is a finalist in the Yealands Raise a Glass to Success campaign. People vote for one of six finalists with the winner receiving $25,000 towards their project.
Go into yealandsraisea glass.co.nz to vote.