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Partners for Youth with Disabilities (PYD) empowers young people with disabilities to reach their full potential for personal development.
|Mission||Partners for Youth with Disabilities, Inc. empowers youth with disabilities to reach their full potential by providing transformative mentoring programs, youth development opportunities, and inclusion expertise. We motivate youth to reach their personal, educational, and career goals and guide organizations in becoming more inclusive.|
Want to get involved? Visit us at www.pyd.org, on Twitter @PYDboston, or message us here!
Access to Theatre - Arts education for youth with and without disabilities, ages 12-23, in the greater Boston area.
Making Healthy Connections - Peer-to-peer mentoring program for youth with disabilities ages 14-24 with Boston and Springfield sites. Key topics include healthy living, recreation and transitions to adulthood.
Mentor Match - One-to-one mentoring program for youth with disabilities, ages 6-24, in the greater Boston area.
National Center for Mentoring Youth with Disabilities - Offers training and technical assistance to youth-serving organizations interested in replicating PYD's mentoring programs or in making existing programs more inclusive of youth with disabilities.
Young Entrepreneurs Project - YEP teaches entrepreneurship, career readiness and financial literacy to urban youth with and without disabilities. YEP curriculum uses a comprehensive approach to learning that takes participants through the entire process of starting a small business, with supplemental activities designed to explore career options, develop key job skills, and prepare students for the workforce.