ASLTA Crew Program

First ever in American Sign Language Teacher’s Association’s history, we are establishing a youth program that focuses on bringing our next generation into the sign language field. ASLTA’s mission is to perpetuate, preserve, and promote American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf Culture through excellence in teaching. This includes teaching ASL as a heritage or first language, as a second language, and as part of Deaf Studies. With this in mind, exposure to American Sign Language and its greatest advocates will lead our youth in the future of this field. The young generation is the generation ASLTA want to invest in for many years to come. At this conference here in San Diego, we are introducing the ASLTA Crew Program to the biennial conference and expanding this investment.

Similar to the National Association of the Deaf and the Council De Manos, we are looking to recruit individuals age 12-17 who are Deaf, hard of hearing, or a KODA (Kid of Deaf Adult) to partake in fun activities including taking videos, photos, make video announcements, introducing presenters, and be runners for the ASLTA Board and the Conference Committee. 

All that needs to be done is fill out the form below and meet the criteria. There is no extra charge. That’s right, the ASLTA Crew Program is Free!

ASL Crew Name *
ASL Crew Name
Must attend the ASLTA conference
Make a maximum 3 minute video on YouTube answering the following question: What does American Sign Language mean to you? 

Disclaimer: The youth is expected to meet the criteria listed below.

  • Age 12-17

  • Deaf/hard of hearing/KODA

  • ASL user

  • Parents registered for ASLTA 2019 Conference