[nfb-talk] An Opportunity for the emerging generation of blind and low vision youth!

Judy Jones sonshines59 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 31 21:24:30 UTC 2018

Is this the same program I signed up with as a mentor around 10 years ago?
It never panned out.

Do you need mentors?


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Subject: An Opportunity for the emerging generation of blind and low 
vision youth!

When you are blind or low vision, and already face challenges that 
others don't seem to understand, what are the tools and strategies 
that can prepare you to be successful in college and in life? With so 
many misconceptions and negative attitudes about blindness, how will 
you succeed in a world where the employment market is ever changing? 
In a world where opportunities are all around you, but you just 
cannot decide which one fits your skills, interests, and abilities, 
how will you land your dream job? If you want answers, the National 
Federation of the Blind Mentoring Program is for you.

We are actively recruiting blind and low vision mentees to 
participate in this dynamic program.
Go to 
and sign up To become a mentee.

As a mentee, through shared experiences with the support of your 
mentors, you will have an opportunity to take charge of your own 
life, to become more independent, and to master alternative blindness 
skills. If you are willing to challenge yourself you will be given 
the tools and resources you need to succeed.
Highlights of the program include:
Mentoring: Meet and work one on one with mentors from around the 
country, in all professional fields who are blind or low vision. You 
will not only have direct access to their professional expertise but 
also to sources who can answer questions about how to become an 
engineer, lawyer or social worker as a blind person.
  Career exploration: Get a chance to find out what your strengths 
are, and what careers are out there which best suit you. You won't 
just read about career options, you will be placed in internships or 
shadowing experiences to really know what a typical day in your 
chosen field is like.
Job readiness skills: You may be able to use your technology, but do 
you know how to write a resume that stands out from the rest? How do 
you land internships and summer employment opportunities in fields 
that will help you decide what career you want to pursue? Do you know 
how to prepare for an interview so thoroughly that an employee will 
see you as an outstanding candidate? These are just a sample of the 
skills we will help you develop.
Work experience: Whether you dream of becoming a corporate lawyer, a 
doctor or a mechanic, we will give you the skills and guidance to 
land the summer job or internship you've always wanted. These 
internships will be designed to help you define your future. We don't 
believe in one size fits all, rather we want you to take advantage of 
the knowledge and resources we offer to craft your future.
Peer to peer interaction: Ever felt like the only blind or low vision 
person you know? This program will introduce you to students from all 
around the country. You will have the opportunity to share 
experiences and build a professional network.

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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