Link to use: Florida E-Mentoring Partnership
Career Mentoring for the 21st Century
As our fast-paced society becomes more technologically savvy, The Able Trust helps businesses promote career development for students with disabilities by combining the proven strengths of career mentoring with the convenience of e-mail technology.
The Able Trust e-Mentoring program connects a caring adult with a student with a disability to provide friendship, support, motivation, and encouragement through the use of e-mail.
E-Mentoring helps to foster a student’s career development skills by a more experienced business person through ongoing, regular communication via email. E-Mentoring differs from traditional mentoring, in that these relationships are often time-limited and mentors can often engage in e-Mentoring during their work day through the convenience of online communications. It is similar to traditional mentoring programs in that all participants are screened and mentoring communications are monitored to ensure the safety and security of everyone involved.
Young adults with disabilities face many barriers to productive lives*:
Mentoring programs have been shown to help reduce the dropout rate of youth with disabilities, helping them to achieve more meaningful and positive post-school outcomes. Mentoring has been shown to offer the following benefits for mentees:
The goals . . .
*Grossman, J.B. (1999). The practice, quality and cost of mentoring. In J.B. Grossman (Ed.) Contemporary issues in mentoring. New York: Public/Private Ventures.