Role Models Have a Big Impact on #DeafSuccess

This image shows a teacher in a classroom. He is wearing a grey jacket, a yellow t-shirt, jeans, and white shoes. He is supposedly asking something from the students and one of the students has raised his hands. Behind the teacher, there is a blackboard that mentions " Classwork" and some formulas.

Deaf role models offer support from a place of shared understanding and life experience. With deaf role models, deaf youth are more likely to strengthen socioemotional skills, self-determination, language skills, and explore more options after high school. They can also serve as aspirational goals for deaf youth, who often don’t see people like themselves in certain careers or portrayed in the media.

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