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