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Introduction

Why You Make a Difference

As student protégés, you make a difference because you:

  • teach employers and employees about people with disabilities
  • give new ideas to mentors
  • teach your mentors by sharing your cultures and backgrounds
  • are future inventors, problem solvers, leaders, and artists
  • bring people together
  • are an important part of the workforce
  • can teach everyone about e-mentoring
  • can teach everyone about people with disabilities


Benefits of E-Mentoring for You

  • Being friends with an adult who cares about your needs
  • Having fun
  • Gaining skills that will help you succeed in life
  • Learning more about yourself
  • Learning about different jobs
  • Learning how to get your needs met
  • Feeling good about your future


Your Responsibilities

  • E-mail your mentor at least one time each week
  • Share some thoughts, feelings, and experiences with your mentor
  • Be on time
  • Be honest and dependable
  • Show your writing skills and personality in your e-mails
  • Make your own choices and take credit for them
  • Challenge yourself and be open to help from your mentor
  • Work on your writing and reading skills
  • Talk to the teacher if you have problems with your mentor
  • Talk to the teacher if you have problems with the computer
  • Only talk to your mentor by e-mail
  • Go to supervised events with your mentor
  • Go to your orientation
  • Be open to everyone's cultures and needs


Qualifications

  • Wanting to write to your mentor
  • Basic use of e-mail
  • Basic writing skills
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