Mentoring Youth with Disabilities

Thursday, July 19, 2018

1:00 PM ~ 2:30 PM ET

In the Mentoring Youth with Disabilities: An Opportunity for Friendship, Awareness, and A World of Possibility webinar, you’ll hear from mentoring program practitioners and a parent who advocates for, and knows the benefit of, mentoring and inclusion for youth with disabilities.

Description

At the heart of youth mentoring is the idea that every young person needs and deserves to have a caring, committed adult in their life. EVERY young person implies an inclusive landscape – but too often, youth with disabilities are not included or considered when we design our youth mentoring programs. How can programs engage and be more responsive to youth with disabilities and what programmatic elements are needed? 

Moderator(s)

Cheryl Howard–Neal, Director of Programs and Partnerships (MENTOR Illinois)

Presenter(s)

  • Elesha Nightingale, Program Coordinator (Access Living – Disability Justice Mentoring Collective – Chicago, IL)
  • Genelle C. Thomas, Director of National Initiatives (Partners for Youth with Disabilities – Somerville, MA)
  • Kristin Humphrey, Mentoring Director (Partners for Youth with Disabilities – Somerville, MA)
  • Cindy Montgomery, Parent and Founder/CEO (Teachability – Chicago, IL)

Content Information

Content Type: Event
Target Populations: Disabilities, persons with

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Posted: 7/5/2018 10:38 AM
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