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Volunteer Mentors for Students with Disabilities
The rate of poverty among people with disabilities is more than double that in those without disabilities.*
The rate of unemployment among people with disabilities is 37% higher than in those without disabilities.**
In general, the higher the level of education achieved, the lower the prevalence of poverty.
Do students need role models to help them envision what is achievable? YES!
*Center for Poverty and Inequality, UC Davis
**U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
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