Support AG Bell Today

Introducing AG Bell’s Young Leaders Board

The Young Leaders Board (YLB) is an AG Bell program that works to expand the visibility of AG Bell and its resources for young adults who are deaf and hard of hearing (DHH).

Through networking events, the YLB will provide young adults opportunities to develop new skills, take on leadership roles, and broaden their professional and social circles.

Working together, the YLB engages with young adults who are DHH to create a global network, empower young adults to actively participate in a cause, and educate young adults to be leaders in their community.

“The Young Leaders Board is important for the future of AG Bell as we engage with the next generation of young adults,” said Erin Mangwiro, AG Bell’s YLB program coordinator. “Our goal is to foster a deep understanding of board governance and nonprofit leadership, as well as create virtual and in-person opportunities to advocate for others and share personal stories that allow our young adults to grow into the next leaders of AG Bell.”

We are excited to introduce to you the group of young adults who are leading the YLB to the next level!

Jim Conner - Administrative Chair

Autumn Puello - Education Chair

Catherine Shrubshall - Events Chair

Regan Brady - Events Chair

Jackson Atkinson - Marketing Chair

“We can expect great things to come from the Young Leaders Board,” said Emilio Alonso-Mendoza, CEO of AG Bell. “The creation of the Young Leaders Board helps to solidify support for all individuals who are DHH and bridge the gap from childhood to adulthood, making AG Bell’s Cradle to Career initiative a reality.”

To plug in to the YLB, find them on Instagram @agbell.young.adults

AG Bell membership for families is always free!

Family membership benefits:

  • Financial Support

    Scholarships for technology, therapy, and education

  • Professional Guidance

    Speak to a parent who's been there or search for a certified therapist.

  • State Chapters

    Connect with and get support from local families like yours!

  • Resource Library

    Get answers with access to our information library

  • Volta Voices

    A bilingual magazine with in-depth stories about growing up with hearing loss

  • Loft & Leap

    Access to unique leadership & educational programs for teens

Seeking an AG Bell professional membership?

Get listed on our searchable professional directory, find educational and research resources, scholarships and mentorship.

Professional Membership Has Its Benefits

Join today to connect with fellow members, exchange insights, get listed in our global directory, and celebrate the journey of listening & spoken language.

Professional benefits include:

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

    Earn CEUs through the AG Bell Academy, at our yearly Symposium, or through events held throughout the year for members

  • $100 off Exam Fees

    Take your Listening and Spoken Language Specialist (LSLS®) certification exam for less!

  • Event Discounts

    Discounted registration to AG Bell’s symposium and other events, plus special discounts on travel, restaurants, retail shops and more

  • LSL Professional Directory

    Get listed and found by families that need your services and students that want your mentorship

  • LSL Leading Edge

    An exclusive e-newsletter for AG Bell professional members packed with the latest news and developments in hearing health and the listening & spoken language field

  • Volta Voices 

    AG Bell’s award-winning, quarterly digital magazine in English and Spanish

  • Access to AG Bell’s Network

    Connect with 40+ state chapters located throughout the United States and Puerto Rico

  • Professional Opportunities

    Get involved in AG Bell through committees, task forces, councils and other venues for members to interact and contribute meaningfully

  • The Volta Review 

    Stay current with the latest research through our peer-reviewed, online professional research journal

Seeking membership as a friend or family member?

Membership is always free for family & friends of people who are deaf or hard of hearing and helps connect individuals to our professional community!