Mary Lee Ahern
DJMC & YIELD Coordinator
Thank you for your interest in becoming a mentor with the Disability Justice Mentoring Collective. This application is your first step towards becoming a mentor.
The application process has four parts:
Applications can be dropped off in person, mailed to Access Living, or emailed to YouthTeam@accessliving.org. Additionally, you may begin the application process by filling out the forms below or by downloading the application from the ‘Resources’ section of this page. If you have questions or would like assistance with the application process, please contact our youth team.
Asterisks (*) indicate a required field. If you do not know the answer or the question does not apply, enter ‘NA.’
Please read the following to understand the basic requirements of DJMC mentors:
I will be committed to the program for the duration of the program, which is a minimum of one year from the time I am matched with a mentee.
When I become matched, I will meet with my mentor for a total of 5 hours a month and develop a positive relationship with my mentee and key family members. As far as reporting, I know that I am responsible for reporting on progress with the mentee by emailing the coordinator.
I will support my mentee with achieving goals and I will act as a role model to that youth. I will do my best at being a consistent presence, listener & resource in my mentee’s life.
I understand that I will be paired with a mentee based on availability and preference, and/or, disability, race, gender, interests.
If I have a question or a concern, the program coordinator is available to support me. I understand that Access Living is required to conduct background checks on all mentors and will be required to get fingerprinting done. All mentors will honor disability-positive language and be able to respectfully interact with others from all walks of life.