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What if the power of the sun could be used to help empower youth with disabilities?
Imagine empowering youth with disabilities to design their own career path.
What if planting a garden helped a young person with a disability get a job?
Can a robot mentor a young person with a disability?

Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation (MEAF) is the corporate foundation of the Mitsubishi Electric group companies in the United States. MEAF works to make Changes for the Better in society by investing in innovative strategies to empower youth with disabilities to lead productive lives.

Innovative Strategies to Empower Youth

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Leadership Development

By developing their leadership and self-advocacy skills, youth with disabilities will be prepared to successfully transition to adulthood and inclusive employment.

Strategies include:
Self-Advocacy
Service & Volunteerism
Youth & the Environment

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Employment Preparation

By providing opportunities for practical work experiences, youth with disabilities will have the employability skills they need to succeed in competitive jobs.

Strategies include:
Mentoring & Internships
Workforce Readiness
Careers in Science & Technology

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Ability Awareness

By improving awareness of inclusive practices and focusing on people’s abilities, attitudes will change and barriers will be broken so all youth are empowered.

Strategies include:
Inclusion Initiative
Access for ALL
Raising Awareness

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