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Pilot Mentoring Program to Offer Guidance to Support Individual Goals

A new Mentoring Program from the American Council of the Blind (ACB) will be launched in September 2022 and will continue through June 2023. ACB has announced that applications are being accepted until August 15, 2022, when their Mentoring Team will review all submissions to select mentors and connect them with those who are interested in being mentored. Members of ACB are encouraged to consider applying, so that mentees can be matched with qualified mentors. Those who are selected will attend an orientation and training. The Mentoring Program will “place an emphasis on meeting each (ACB) member where they are and offer guidance to achieve desired goals and aspirations…” The program also seeks to expand ACB’s leadership by developing “a mentorship program designed to seek out and elevate African-Americans and other people of color into leadership positions…” To find out more about the pilot and for links to applications for either mentee/explorer or mentor/guide positions, visit the webpage on the ACB Mentoring Program.