Disability Justice Mentoring Collective

DJMC provides a unique opportunity for youth with disabilities, ages 12 to 24, to receive guidance and support from a mentor who cares about disability justice. Disability justice is beyond disability rights---being sure that people have access to society and full inclusion beyond what is the law. In particular disability justice is about furthering the power of people of color with disabilities.

What does it take to be a mentor?

• A desire to work with youth with disabilities
• An application and background check
• Attendance at a meeting one Saturday a month at Access
• Contact with your mentee once a month at your
• A willingness to share your interests, experience, and

The minimum commitment for DJMC is four hours per month. This small investment of your time can have a profound impact on the life of a youth with a disability.

DJMC is accepting applications from all genders, but there is a higher demand for male mentors now. Currently, we need male mentors who have a disability or strong disability awareness/education and commitment to inclusion. We have about seven disabled-male-youth who specifically want male mentors. <

To receive an application, contact Elesha Nightingale, or download the form on the rightside of this page

(312) 640-2131
TTY (312) 640-2142