Tiombé continues her great work with Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CLB). On February 23rd visited CLB’s Time to Rap blind teen support group. This visit gave her an opportunity to sit down and speak with a small group of high school students from Prince George’s County, Maryland who have some sort of visual impairment. During her visit she spoke about her experience as an Olympian, the importance of health and fitness, the importance of academics, and her own visual impairment. Time to Rap offers weekly group meetings for teenagers with low vision or blindness in Prince George’s County, Maryland. This opportunity allows teenagers to discuss issues and concerns, improve social skills and develop better ways of communicating. Students in the group share a meal, volunteer at local agencies, work on special projects and spend time interacting with their peers.
The following is a recent interview between CLB and Tiombé discussing her motivations behind being active in the community, specifically with the Time to Rap group. The interview was printed in CLB's newsletter.