Sharing EmpowHer Camp in Pittsburgh

In October my organization, Disability EmpowHer Network, was invited to Pittsburgh, PA, to present at a Volunteer Leadership Workshop hosted by the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation (MEAF). MEAF was established by the Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and is dedicated to helping youth with disabilities maximize their potential and participation in society. Disability EmpowHer Network is gratefulContinue reading “Sharing EmpowHer Camp in Pittsburgh”

Our First EmpowHER Camp Graduates

Last year, I wrote about our inaugural Class of EmpowHer Camp. EmpowHer Camp is a multi-stage skill-building, empowerment, and mentoring program that brings a diverse group of girls with disabilities (ages 13 -18) to camp with successful disabled women mentors in the Adirondacks for one week. They learn about disaster preparedness and basic survival skills,Continue reading “Our First EmpowHER Camp Graduates”

My Mentoring Relationships with Disabled Girls

National Mentoring Month passed back in January, but as this year has progressed, I seem to find myself reflecting on mentoring a lot. Over the past year, I’m extremely proud to have found myself in a mentoring role for not one, but two fantastic young disabled women. Disability EmpowHER Network While January was a monthContinue reading “My Mentoring Relationships with Disabled Girls”

A Reflection on One of My Mentors: Yoshiko Dart

January is National Mentoring Month! Every year, I like to take time to reflect on a woman who has helped shape my life. This year, the person who immediately came to my mind was Yoshiko Dart. Yoshiko is a Disability Rights activist who was instrumental in the passage of the ADA. Now, she is committedContinue reading “A Reflection on One of My Mentors: Yoshiko Dart”