Host a Disability Mentoring Day Event

Purpose: To provide students insight to the multitude of varying career trajectories in the professional workforce

Bender Leadership Academy coordinates Disability Mentoring Day to Pennsylvania and Delaware to promote career development for high school students with disabilities through job shadowing and hands on career exploration. Companies collaborate with Bender Leadership Academy to host students and inspire them toward future success.

2022 Disability Mentoring Day Partners
Champion Sponsor
HighMark BCBS AHN Health
enGen Logo
UPMC Life Changing Medicine
Accessibility Sponsor
PNC Logo
Partner Sponsor
Highmark Wholecare
American Eagle Outfitters
BNY Mellon Logo
Bender Leadership Academy Logo
Calgon Carbon Logo
Advocate Sponsor
Dollar Bank
NOVA Chemicals
ServiceLink Logo
Friend Sponsor
Epilepsy Association 50 Years Logo
Goodwill Southwestern PA
Geneva College
  • PA Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
    • Pre-employment Transition Services Funding
  • Individual contributions
  • Healthcare; Financial & Technology Start-up Funding
    • Curriculum Sponsorship
  • Charitable Foundations
    • Funds National Expansion
  • Government Grants
    • Apprenticeship Programs
  • Local Businesses & Government Agencies & Labor Unions
    • Mentoring
    • Job Shadowing
    • Work-based Learning
    • Employment
  • Not-for-profit Organizations
    • Mentoring
    • Job Shadowing
    • Work-based Learning
    • Employment
  • Highmark – Health & Wellness
  • Financial Literacy
  • Technology Companies
    • Google – Classroom
    • Microsoft Imagine Academy
  • When We All Vote
  • Disability Organizations
  • Public Libraries
  • School Systems
    • Program Delivery & Student Referrals
  • Not-for-profit Organizations
    • Grants & Collaborations
  • Trade Associations & Labor Unions
    • Network Outreach
The transition from youth to adulthood is challenging for almost every young person and this is particularly true for young people with disabilities. Part of a successful future includes finding and keeping employment. There continues to be a dilemma facing youth with disabilities. In spite of supportive legislation (e.g., the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act) and effective practices, many of these youth continue to experience high unemployment as well as insufficient opportunities to obtain competitive employment with the potential of career growth.
Guideposts for Success, National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability

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