The Center for Disability Empowerment and Gahanna Inclusion For Teens & Young Adults have collaborated as coordinators for Disability Mentoring Day (DMD) and would like to invite you to partner with us during this event.
Disability Mentoring Day is a large-scale national effort initiated by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) to promote career development for students and job seekers with disabilities through hands-on career exploration and ongoing mentoring. DMD is designed to bring students and job seekers with disabilities into the workplace to learn about various career opportunities. Through DMD, students and job seekers are connected to career professionals through job shadowing, panel discussions, informational interviews, professional development workshops, and more. While DMD is a one-day event, mentors and mentees are encouraged to stay in touch afterward. Mentoring is invaluable for both the mentor and student, advancing career development and personal growth.
This year, the Center for Disability Empowerment and Gahanna Inclusion for Teens & Young Adults are hosting a DMD event which will be held on Wednesday October 16th. We will begin the day by having student mentees meet with mentors on site at their place of employment. From there, the group will gather at The Fairfield Inn on Olentangy Rd. for lunch, guest speakers and discussion.
Download the Disability Mentoring Day Flyer PDF