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Abstract Details for Being a Mentor Resources

It is estimated that students with disabilities are 50 percent more likely to be absent from school than those without disabilities and half of college graduates with a disability don’t have jobs or find fulfilling careers. Mentoring is one innovative solution to address these gaps as outlined below. To celebrate January as National Mentoring Month these specialized resources and technical assistance tools focus on serving the disability population. Mentoring Toolkit Resources • Career-Focused Mentoring for Youth- The What, Why, and How- An online resource fact sheet developed by ODEP on the significance of mentoring. • Youth Connections Community of Practice Resources - Mentoring is one of the 14 program elements for the WIOA youth program. In support of WIOA, these TA tools were compiled by Youth Connections Community of Practice in WorkforceGPS. • U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Disability Mentoring Toolkit - Resource link to online mentoring toolkit established by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in partnership with the National Disability Mentoring Coalition (NDMC) to support USDA and other agencies interested in leveraging mentoring to support the recruitment, placement, retention, and advancement of individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in the workforce. Research - The Business Case for Employer Engagement in Youth Mentoring- Report released by MENTOR providing an overview of best practices for businesses looking to start a mentoring effort or enhance the results of an existing program. WorkforceGPS Webinars - Mentoring Youth with Disabilities- WorkforceGPS webinar (7/19/18) How programs engage and respond to youth with disabilities and what programmatic elements are needed - Our Journey Together TA Series: The Power of Relationships-Workplace Mentoring with Youth- WorkforceGPS webinar (1/9/18) how top U.S. businesses collaborate with the public and nonprofits to develop transformative mentoring relationships with youth