National Deaf Youth Day was developed to recognize and bring together deaf and hard of hearing youth from schools for the deaf, mainstream programs, and universities.  National Deaf Youth Day serves two purposes:

  1. To celebrate the unique identity of deaf and hard of hearing people and their accomplishments; and
  2. To promote the idea that deaf and hard of hearing youth can do anything.

We encourage any individuals, organizations, or schools to celebrate the National Deaf Youth Day on March 6th. PWe encourage any individuals, organizations, or schools to celebrate the National Deaf Youth Day on March 6th. Check out our toolkits to see how you can celebrate Deaf Youth in your area!

Since 2019, the NAD has worked with schools to host mock interview events with real employers for high school students. For 2022, we’ll continue the mock interview event virtually on March 4th. Please see the toolkit below to sign up or to learn how to host a mock interview event at your school.

2021 Participating Employers

>>> Apple Inc.

Website: apple.com

>>> Communication Services for the Deaf

Mission: Create a better world for deaf and hard of hearing people.

Website: https://www.csd.org/about/

>>> DawnSignPress

Mission: DawnSignPress creates, develops, and publishes quality American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf culture-related videos and books. Dedicated to the principle that Deaf people are the natural experts regarding their language and culture, DawnSignPress wholeheartedly supports the efforts of Deaf people to document ASL, Deaf culture, history, heritage, and literature.

Website: https://www.dawnsign.com

>>> Deaf Community Services of San Diego Inc.
DCS logo

Mission: We advocate, educate, and serve as partners within our community to achieve full access and inclusion of, by and for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, DeafBlind, and Late-Deafened people.

Website: https://www.deafcommunityservices.org

>>> Facebook

Mission: Give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together.

Website: https://about.fb.com/company-info/

>>> Google Inc

Mission: Organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.

Website: http://google.com

>>> JPMorgan Chase

Mission: At JPMorgan Chase, we want to be the best financial services company in the world. Because of our great heritage and excellent platform, we believe this is within our reach.

Website: http://www.jpmorganchase.com

>>> Mozzeria DC

Mission: Neapolitan pizza and sign language are our love languages, Deaf culture is at the core of our business. We aim to give customers a welcoming environment to experience Deaf culture while we work to increase job opportunities for Deaf people. With a blazing hot wood-fired oven from Naples and our hands in the air, we’re starting delicious revolution – grab a pizza and join us!

Website: https://mozzeria.com/washington-dc/

>>> National Association of the Deaf

Mission: The mission of the National Association of the Deaf is to preserve, protect and promote the civil, human and linguistic rights of deaf and hard of hearing people in the United States of America.

Website: www.nad.org

>>> National Deaf Center

Mission: We believe that all deaf people can succeed, thrive, blossom, & triumph.

As deaf people leave high school and prepare for college or careers, the National Deaf Center wants them to succeed. Our research shows that deaf people are not completing college degrees, getting jobs, or earning as much as hearing people. We’re here to change that.

Website: https://www.nationaldeafcenter.org/

>>> Sorenson

Mission: To provide the highest-quality communications and services to all deaf and hard of hearing individuals

Website: https://www.sorenson.com

>>> Starbucks

Mission: To inspire and nurture the human spirit—one person, one cup, and one neighborhood at a time

Store Purpose:
To inspire and build community through the power of sign language and deaf culture, 1 cup of coffee at at time

Website: http://www.starbucks.com

>>> Uber Technologies, Inc.

Mission: We ignite opportunity by setting the world in motion.

Website: https://www.uber.com/