Mentors and Role Models
The Mentor Program
The Mentor Program is a program offered to families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing, from birth through 5 years old. Mentors who are deaf meet with each family on a regular basis, either at the family home or remotely, to provide them with a positive and hope-filled perspective from their day-to-day, as well as life experiences as a deaf person living in a hearing world.
Mentors are trained in the SKI-HI curriculum and American Sign Language (ASL) instruction. Mentors will show family members how to use ASL through both informal interactions and more formal ASL lessons. They will also share information about deaf culture and introduce the family to the local Deaf community.
Interested in being a Mentor?
Mentors have a unique and important impact on families. Often, the impact is far-reaching, affecting the child’s future as they grow. Please contact us if you have a passion for mentoring families sharing about deaf culture and ASL.
Role models who are deaf or hard of hearing are available to families with children who are deaf or hard of hearing, from birth to 10 years old. Role models share their personal experiences and serve as a positive influence in the lives of young children. Role models will also provide information on communication and language opportunities (Listening Spoken Language, Cued Speech, Signed English, ASL, etc.), how to capitalize their residual hearing levels, and access communication and technology tools.
Interested in being a Role Model?
Role models also have a unique and important impact on families. Often, the impact is far-reaching, affecting the child’s future as they grow. Please contact us if you have a passion for supporting families as a role model.