Disability Mentoring Day

It is called Disability Mentoring Day, and it gives young people a chance to experience firsthand what it's like to work in the career field of their choice.

We followed one young lady as she learned the ropes at the Leon County Animal Services Center.

Fifteen-year-old K.C. has always been around animals.

K.C. says, "I have a Brittany and three cats a snake, and a squirrel."

So it only seems natural that she wants to make a career out of it.

"Ever since I was little, I've wanted to be a vet and be with animals," she says.

K.C. is one of 15 kids shadowing City of Tallahassee employees as part of Disability Mentoring Day. She took full advantage of the opportunity, learning the ins and outs of how the Animal Services Center works, but more importantly for her, learning how the animals are cared for.

"It's amazing and it would be fun to work here," she says.

Stephanie Walsh of the Tallahassee-Leon County Animal Services Center says, "To be able to bring K.C. through here, it's just been wonderful, and as a future vet it's nice that we were able to give her that opportunity to come see what we do."

Sharon Ofuani with the city's Equity and Work Force Development says Disability Mentoring Day isn't just about learning from each other, but opening doors to future careers.


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