[Nfbnet-members-list] The Next Generation of Blind and Low-vision Youth Need You!

Peret, Maurice MPeret at nfb.org
Tue Jul 31 20:48:34 UTC 2018

Subject: The Next Generation of Blind and Low-vision Youth Need You!

National Federation of the Blind Career Mentoring program

Blind and low-vision youth need exposure to positive blind role 
models who demonstrate a genuine belief in them and in their natural 
abilities. Here is a wonderful opportunity for you to give back to 
the next generation and to help them achieve their full potential.

We are actively recruiting successful independent blind or low-vision adults.
Go to https://nfb.org/mentorapplication and sign up to become a mentor.

Through guidance and example, you can help raise expectations and 
teach blind youth the practical strategies of how to access resources 
and to acquire skills for success.

If you are willing to share your life experiences, to teach tips and 
tools for living independently, to assist blind youth to become 
better self-advocates, the National Federation of the Blind Career 
Mentoring Program offers you a golden opportunity to give back.

Our NFB Career Mentoring program provides a framework of training and 
support that will empower you to be a successful mentor to an 
aspiring blind or low-vision youth. We will host several fun 
educational activities that allow the mentor/mentee relationships to 
grow. If you do not feel you have the time, remember that in many 
instances, a phone call, an email, or a text may be a life changing 

In addition to having the opportunity to positively impact the life 
of a young blind person, you will also be able to improve your own 
skills, and to expand your personal/professional networks.

For more information, check out the article in the April issue of the 
Braille Monitor, entitled "Changing Attitudes Regarding Education, 
Employment, and Rehabilitation through the National Federation of the 
Blind CAREER Mentoring program:" 

The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the 
characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise 
the expectations of blind people because low expectations create 
obstacles between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life 
you want, blindness is not what holds you back.

Maurice Peret
Coordinator of Career Mentoring Programs
200 East Wells Street, Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 659-9314, extension 2350| MPeret at nfb.org

National Federation of the Blind


The National Federation of the Blind is a community of members and 
friends who believe in the hopes and dreams of the nation's blind. 
Every day we work together to help blind people live the lives they want.

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