Disability Mentoring Week

Event location: Mentoring takes place at workplaces throughout the four-county Greater Milwaukee area
Event date and time: October 16 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
This week brings together students with disabilities and individuals employed in a wide range of professions for a job shadowing session. 

Save the Dates!
Monday, October 16 – Friday, October 20

IndependenceFirst is creating industry-specific job shadowing opportunities for local youth with disabilities.
Why be mentored?
  • Obtain greater awareness of local employment and internship opportunities for people with disabilities.
  • Discuss and experience hands-on functions of the job while exploring personal needs related to your disability.
  • Explore industry-specific career interests and goals.
  • Pair up with community-based partners at local work sites for one-on-one career coaching.
  • Learn about inclusive employers in your area!  
Why mentor?
  • Youth benefit from hands-on, prevocational experiences
  • Mentors help keep students in school and help improve self-esteem
  • Opportunity to partner with passionate and motivated young professionals
  • Assist young people with setting career goals and develop strategies to meet those goals
  • The community learns inclusive workplace practices

For more information:

Contact Grant Heffelfinger, (414) 226-8367 V/Relay, or Kristin Stern, (414) 226-8332 V/Relay
Click here to download the event flyer for students

Click here to download the event flyer for prospective mentors 

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