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DMD Countdown (10/18/2017)

We have approximately a month before Disability Mentoring Day 2017! This is the 16th year that PILR has been the local host of Disability Mentoring Day. Through the years, it has impacted many students in many different ways, but most importantly, it has allowed students to learn to have the expectation to work. It also allows students to get a feel of a specific industry that they are interested to see if it is still something they want to pursue or if they should look into a different field.

A Past Success Story from Disability Mentoring Day:
One participant in Disability Mentoring Day wanted to be mentored by a mechanic. She had family members who worked on cars, which was her career aspiration as well. We placed her at a mechanic shop and when she returned to the reception, she had grease on her face and her excitement and energy were contagious. She showed off the wrench they had given her, and explained to anyone who would listen that she had gotten to help “drop a transmission” which according to her was a good thing!!

DMD is also a great day for employees to experience how hardworking and talented these young students are. It helps open minds to a largely untapped pool of employees. This is a wonderful community event and it takes a community to make it successful.

From a local employer about his past experience with Disability Mentoring Day,
“I enjoy participating in Disability Mentoring Day.  Two years ago, I mentored a high school student that I ended up hiring the next summer.  He turned out to be one of my best employees and is still working with me today.”

SPONSOR A STUDENT!
For $25, you can sponsor a student for DMD. This will cover their food at the breakfast, as well as snacks, a T-shirt, and door prizes they will receive at the afternoon reception!

For more information, please contact Roger Frischenemeyer at 620-663-3989 Ext.235 or rfrischenmeyer@pilr.org

If you would like to be a corporate sponsor, please review the benefits below:

CORPORATE LEVELS OF SPONSORSHIP

Bronze Level – Donate $100
Your business name displayed at Prairie Independent Living Resource Center for three months
Your business name mentioned in the next newsletter
Your business name displayed at the Disability Mentoring Day Event
Your business name mentioned at the Disability Mentoring Day breakfast and afternoon reception from the podium

Silver Level – Donate $300
Your business name displayed at Prairie Independent Living Resource Center for six months
Your business name mentioned in our quarterly newsletter for a year
Your business name displayed at the Disability Mentoring Day Event
Your business name will be mentioned on our PILR Facebook page
Your business name mentioned at the Disability Mentoring Day breakfast and afternoon reception from the podium
Your business will receive a certificate at the morning breakfast or afternoon reception

Gold Level – Donate $500
Your business name displayed at Prairie Independent Living Resource Center for six months
Your business name mentioned in our quarterly newsletter for a year
Your business name displayed at the Disability Mentoring Day Event
Your business name will be mentioned on our PILR Facebook page
Your company logo displayed on the PILR Website for 6 months
Your business name mentioned at the Disability Mentoring Day breakfast and afternoon reception from the podium
Your business will receive a certificate at the morning breakfast or afternoon reception

Platinum Level – Donate $1000 or more
Your business name displayed at Prairie Independent Living Resource Center for a year
Your business name mentioned in our quarterly newsletter for a year
Your business name displayed at the Disability Mentoring Day Event
Your business name will be mentioned on our PILR Facebook page
Your company logo displayed on our website for one year
Your business name mentioned at the DMD breakfast and afternoon reception from the podium
Your business will receive a certificate at the morning breakfast or afternoon reception