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STRATEGIC IMPERATIVE #3
THE FACT IS...
Blind people are well-equipped to mentor blind people. Many believe they are actually better at doing so because they can relate and share from their own, real experiences.
PALS (People Adjusting to Limited Sight) support group provides the visually impaired person and their families an opportunity to get together for social, educational and recreational purposes.
Conklin Davis Center for the Visually Impaired (CDCVI) is positioned to establish mentoring programs with a new, innovative, inter-generational component:
SENIORS WILL MENTOR YOUNG ADULTS
YOUNG ADULTS WILL MENTOR SENIORS
Hire Coordinator to develop PALS mentoring program
Re-institute PALS program at CDCVI
Train Seniors and Young Adults in mentoring each other
Schedule a minimum of 19 mentoring sessions
3 YEARS - $130,000
YEAR 1: 2023
1 mentoring session by 12/31/2023 - $35,000
YEAR 2: 2024
6 mentoring sessions by 12/31/2024 - $45,000
YEAR 3: 2025
12 mentoring sessions by 12/31/2025 - $50,000
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