Disability Mentoring Week

In October 2018, IndependenceFirst will once again facilitate Disability Mentoring Week, a program for employers to connect with students with disabilities to promote career development through hands-on job shadowing experiences. Disability Mentoring Week 2018 will take place from October 15 through October 19. The week is part of the large-scale national and international Disability Mentoring Day (DMD) program, hosted by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD).
Student and mentor at dairy farm

IndependenceFirst Youth Leadership Coordinators Kristin Stern and Chris Hege have once again matched youth with disabilities to job shadow a professional in a career field of their interest for two hours to a full day. Youth have the opportunity to discuss and experience hands-on functions of the job while exploring their needs related to their disability. Mentoring is beneficial for both the mentor and student, advancing career development and personal growth.
The deadline to participate in 2018 has passed, but please contact us if you are interested in participating in 2019 and we will contact you when the planning for 2019 begins.

For more information about Disability Mentoring Week or to receive information about the 2019 event, contact Kristin Stern at 414-226-8332 V/Relay or Chris Hege, 414-226-8367 V/Relay. Disability Mentoring Week is one of many opportunities offered as part of our Youth Leadership Program.


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