Mentoring Day

Mentoring Day

Mentoring Day is a local version of the National Disability Mentoring Day which is organized by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD). It has occurred regionally as “Rocketing into the Future”, under the leadership of the Northern Lights Special Education Cooperative (NLSEC) since 1992.

Mentoring Day has remained as a transition conference for secondary students with disabilities. The day is comprised of break-out sessions for students, exhibitors, and a keynote speaker. Students get an opportunity to learn about various topics such as; careers, employment skills, money management, post secondary education, military, driver's education, self-advocacy, housing, transportation and more. The main objective of the day is to provide students with information to assist in planning for adulthood.

Mentoring Day will resume in 2021.

Registration Links
Exhibitor Registration
Parent Registration
Teacher and Paraprofessional Registration
Volunteer Registration

Student Registration 
Student Session Descriptions

Student - Mentoring Day 2019 Trailer (YouTube link)
Student - Mentoring Day Important Information Video (YouTube link)

Please note, Mentoring Day will happen snow or shine! In case of severe weather, check your local news station the morning of the event for cancellation.

*Mentoring Day questions can be directed to:Jessica Knutsen ( 218-655-5018 x7018

Thank you letter 2019!

Mentoring Day Thank You letter

2019 Mentoring Day Presenters   

  • Access North  
  • Arc Northland
  • Arc Minnesota 
  • Barnum School District 
  • Carlton County
  • Carlton County Land Department
  • CHOICE, Unlimited
  • Cirrus Aircraft
  • Coldwell Banker
  • Construction Craft Laborers 
  • Courage Kenny Northland
  • Disability Hub MN
  • Dougherty Veterinary Clinic
  • Epilepsy Foundation of MN
  • Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College
  • Fraser Shipyards
  • Great Lakes Aquarium
  • Halvor Lines
  • Hibbing Community College
  • Iron Workers #512 JAC
  • It Take A Village
  • IUOE Local 49
  • K9 Liberty
  • Lake County
  • Lake County DAC
  • Lake Superior College
  • Miller Hill Subaru
  • Mini Mo’s Daycare & Preschool
  • MN Disability Law Office
  • MN National Guard
  • MN State Fire Marshal’s Division
  • North Country RIDE
  • Northern Lights Special Education Cooperative
  • Pinewood, Inc.
  • RR Professional Dog Training
  • Save the Brays Donkey Rescue
  • Schick Corp. Learn.
  • Shepards College
  • Social Security Administration
  • SSB
  • St. Louis County
  • St. Luke’s Hospital
  • St. Scholastica
  • State Services for the Blind
  • Touch of Plasch
  • TLC, Duluth
  • Trillium Works!, Inc.
  • True North AmeriCorps
  • True North Tattoo
  • UMD
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Services
  • Wells Fargo-Cloquet
  • Wrenshall School District

For more information, contact:

  • Jess Knutsen
    Transition Coordinator
    Northern Lights Special Education Cooperative
    16 East Hwy 61
    Esko, MN 55733
    (218) 655-5018 x7018
    FAX (218) 451-4511
Thank you letter 2018 MD Mentoring Day 2018 Thank you