Career Mentoring

The National Federation of the Blind career mentoring program is an important initiative that connects blind and low-vision students with successful blind role models who help them navigate their path from education to career success.

A man and a boy smile in an NFB workshop.Currently active in Maryland, Mississippi, and Nebraska, the program features planned activities and workshops that facilitate the mentoring relationship while informally and formally assisting mentees in preparing for higher education and competitive employment.

Interested in Becoming a Mentee? 

As a mentee, you will be matched with several committed, caring, and successful blind mentors who will guide, assist, and support you as you build your future. You will: 

  • Enhance your Braille, cane travel, independent living, and other blindness skills
  • Learn to effectively use access technology 
  • Explore the college experience
  • Network with blind professionals
  • Hone your interview and job search skills
  • Discover a variety of exciting career opportunities

We welcome applications from students ages fourteen through twenty-two who are currently enrolled in school in Maryland, Mississippi, and Nebraska. If you are interested in becoming a mentee, please visit our mentee application page for more information.

Interested in Becoming a Mentor?

Mentors are the backbone of our career mentoring program. As a mentor, not only will you have an opportunity to serve as a positive role model for a young blind person, but you can also improve your own skills, and expand and deepen your social, professional, and support networks. If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please visit our mentor application page for more information.

More Information

To learn more about this program or how to build support in your state, please contact Maurice Peret, coordinator of career mentoring programs, at mperet@nfb.org or 410-659-9314, extension 2350.