Disability Mentoring Week

In October 2017, 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 2017 will take place from October 16 through October 20. 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).
IndependenceFirst‘s Youth Leadership Coordinators Grant Heffelfinger and Kristin Stern will once again match 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.
We are now inviting mentors and students in the four-county Greater Milwaukee Area to participate in one mentoring session during the week of October 16 through 20. The mentoring sessions last from two hours to a full day, depending on mentor and student availability.
Disability Mentoring Day – For Students
Disability Mentoring Day – For Mentors

Please share this information with any students or prospective mentors you know.

For more information about Disability Mentoring Week, contact Grant Heffelfinger at 414-226-8367 V/Relay or Kristin Stern at 414-226-8332 V/Relay. Disability Mentoring Week is one of many opportunities offered as part of our Youth Leadership Program.
Check out these photos from some of the mentoring sessions that took place in 2016!

Student and mentor working at computer Student with 88nin radio personnel in studio mentor showing student hospital monitoring equipment
Mentor: BVK Mentor: 88nine Radio Milwaukee Mentor: GE Healthcare


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