Cultivating Leadership: Mentoring Youth with Disabilities
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Office of Disability Employment Policy
[Excerpt] A mentor is a person who through support, counsel, friendship, reinforcement and constructive example helps another person, usually a young person, to reach his or her work and life goals. Mentoring relationships provide valuable support to young people, especially those with disabilities, by offering not only academic and career guidance, but also effective role models for leadership, interpersonal and problem-solving skills. Mentoring relationships may take different forms.
disability; disabled youth; mentorship; mentoring