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Mission Statement

Career Connection -

Whatever It Takes... A Job - An Education - A Life

Career Connection assists participants with educational support, job development and placement, career development, self-advocacy, money management, benefits consultation and independent living skills leading to self-sufficiency.

Description

Career Connection Mentoring for Youth with Disabilities

The Career Connection Mentoring Program matches adult volunteer mentors with youth/young adult mentees with disabilities in the Southeast Los Angeles County & North Orange County areas.

Each mentor-mentee pair agrees to work together for a minimum of 1 year, approximately 8 hours a month, including phone, email and in-person contact.

Mentors & their mentees determine the days/times they will meet.

Mentors help their mentees--

-increase self-esteem,

-set career and academic goals,

-determine how to reach these goals

-provide positive feedback and

support as the mentee moves toward

becoming an independent adult.

Working with a mentor helps empower mentees to reach their full potential and develop and reach positive academic, career and personal goals.

The only requirements for becoming a mentor in our program are:

age 21 or older (age 18 with 1 year work experience)

  • pass background & TB tests
  • able to commit to minimum of 8 hours a month for 1 year
  • complete application process

Individuals with & without disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Website

http://wuhsd.k12.ca.us

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