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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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