DISABILITY EMPOWHER NETWORK

Group of girls and women with disabilities at EmpowHer Camp

WHO WE ARE

Disability EmpowHer Network empowers girls and young women with disabilities through mentoring and transformational learning experiences. We recognize that disabled girls have significantly lower high school graduation rates and higher unemployment rates than their nondisabled peers. We also know that girls and women with disabilities are less likely to have successful disabled women mentors. Through multi-stage skill-building, empowerment, and mentoring programs, we address these issues while also empowering disabled young women to live to their fullest potential and have the confidence to lead.

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ACTIVITIES

Empowering Disabled Young Women

Disabled Women Make History marshmallows over a campfire
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Image by Caleb Perez

CAMPING

Through our EmpowHer Camp program, young disabled women discover basic survival skills, further develop their life skills, practice leadership, increase their independence, and become more confident.

MENTORSHIP

Our programs connect girls and young women with disabilities with successful disabled women role models. Mentors and mentees are matched based on backgrounds, interests, disabilities, and more. Mentors encourage their mentees to live to their full potential and be confident!

LEADERSHIP REUNION TRIP

Girls who participate in our EmpowHer Camp are given the opportunity to show off their leadership development by traveling to Washington, D.C. to meet with Congress, leaders in the Disability Community, and their mentors!