Big CODA Little KODA Program
The Big CODA Little KODA mentorship program’s mission is to help KODAs (kids [under 18] of deaf adult/s) who are struggling with their identities by pairing them up with strong role models who also have deaf parents. These under-resourced KODAs may be struggling with accepting the fact that their parents are deaf, or that their childhood is different. Others may not have funds to attend KODAWest’s annual camps. Some may not even know what it means to be a KODA, or have never interacted with another KODA. These KODAs will be paired with CODA ([adult] children of deaf adults) mentors in order to foster positive, healthy identities and acceptance as KODAs.
If you would like to become a Big CODA Mentor, click here: Application for Big CODA Mentors
If you would like to register your child in this program, click here: Initial Application for Little KODA
Meet The Big CODA Little KODA Team
Enrollment | Training Support
Danielle Delgado is a high-spirited CODA from Riverside, CA. Her passion for working with children comes from her extensive experiences as a Youth Counselor for deaf children, which later influenced her involvement with the KODAWest camp program and her position as Lead Female Counselor. When the summer camp season ends, she returns to her life as an American Sign Language Interpreter for the Riverside City College District as well as maintains a full-time position working with the residential students at the California School for the Deaf in Riverside.