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:
- To celebrate the unique identity of deaf and hard of hearing people and their accomplishments; and
- 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.
2022 Participating Employers
>>> Apple Inc.
>>> Communication Services for the Deaf
Mission: Create a better world for deaf and hard of hearing people.
Mission: Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.
>>> Google Inc
Mission: Organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.
>>> Mozzeria DC
Mission: Mozzeria was created with the goal in providing customers a welcoming, memorable, and visual environment to experience Deaf culture while working to increase career placement opportunities for Deaf people. Mozzeria is proud to be a place where our employees can demonstrate their talent and feel a shared sense of belonging while serving delicious pizza and cuisine inspired from the Campania region in Italy to our customers!
>>> 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.
>>> CSD Works
Mission: Provide an array of services for the deaf and hard of hearing consumers with the goal of prepare for, find, and advance in employment, independence and integration into the competitive labor market.