Blind and low-vision youth need exposure to positive blind role models who demonstrate a genuine belief in them and in their natural abilities. Here is a wonderful opportunity for you to give back to the next generation and to help them achieve their full potential.
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Through guidance and example, you can help raise expectations and teach blind youth the practical strategies of how to access resources and to acquire skills for success.
If you are willing to share your life experiences, to teach tips and tools for living independently, to assist blind youth to become better self-advocates, the NFB Career Mentoring Program offers you a golden opportunity to give back.
Our NFB Career Mentoring program provides a framework of training and support that will empower you to be a successful mentor to an aspiring blind or low-vision youth. We will host several fun educational activities that allow the mentor/mentee relationships to grow. If you do not feel you have the time, remember that in many instances, a phone call, an email, or a text may be a life changing interaction.
In addition to having the opportunity to positively impact the life of a young blind person, you will also be able to improve your own skills, and to expand your personal/professional networks. For more information, check out the article in the April issue of the Braille Monitor, entitled Changing Attitudes Regarding Education, Employment, and Rehabilitation through the NFB CAREER Mentoring program