Connecting with a mentor can be a life-changing experience. Positive mentoring experiences are mutually beneficial and have lasting influence on both the mentee, mentor, and even the mentee’s family members. These mentoring opportunities offer valuable experiences that contribute to personal, academic, and career development for deaf youth. Yet, the number of opportunities or experiences for mentoring are limited. This is especially true for deaf youth with multiple identities, like deaf-blind, deaf who are oral, deaf people of color, deaf disabled, deaf LGBTQ+ people, and many more.
Mentoring is a valuable opportunity for anyone — but it is particularly impactful for deaf youth. Mentoring opportunities offer valuable experiences that contribute to personal, academic, and career development for deaf youth.
This course is free and open to all. It is a self-paced professional development online course designed for professionals, community members, transition counselors, interpreters, and anyone interested in learning about creating a mentoring program.
The third annual Engage for Change | state convening at the National Deaf Center on June 17-19, 2019, will gather 87 leaders from 39 states to collaborate on improving deaf education and employment throughout the United States.