Disability Mentoring Day 2017
On October 18, PILR hosted Disability Mentoring Day in Hutchinson. This year, 126 students with disabilities from all six Reno County public high schools as well as Sterling High School spent the day learning about a career they may pursue after high school. They were mentored at 56 different sites across the city of Hutchinson by businesses as diverse as dog grooming, heating and air conditioner repair, pest control, and dentistry.
At the afternoon reception, the students got to share what they did during their day. One student who road with police, was excited to see two people being pulled over. The students who went to the National Guard spent time doing physical fitness and got to see military weapons put together and taken apart. A student who went to a local restaurant got to make dessert pizza that he brought to the reception to share. One of the highlights was receiving a phone call after the event from a mentor who told us her student made her day easier because of the work he did.
PILR would like to thank the businesses and agencies who participated as mentors, the sponsors who made this day possible, the teachers who helped get applications from students, and the individuals who sponsored students. We would like to congratulate Marvin Hook who won the Target gift card in the drawing from those people who sponsored students this year. Finally, we would like to thank the members of the steering committee. Now for a little while we can rest, but DMD 2018 will be here before we know it.