In 1985, Regina Snowden founded Partners for Youth with Disabilities in order to better serve and accommodate individuals with disabilities. Since that time, PYD has received various awards and honors, and has been recognized both locally and nationally for its work with youth with disabilities.

Below you will find the awards and recognitions that PYD has received over the last five years. For the full record of PYD's accomplishments, check out the historical archive on PYD's blog. You can also find recent media coverage of PYD in the blog feed at the bottom of this page.


Genelle Thomas selected to co-chair the Global Partnership on Children with Disabilities, Task Force on Leadership and Mentoring.
In May 2014, PYD Mentor Laura Dennison was selected as a Myra Kraft Community MVP by the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation for her volunteer work as a PYD mentor.
Regina Snowden received the Federation for Children with Special Needs Community Partnership Award.


Regina Snowden was selected as one of the "100 Women We Admire" by the Ad's Club's Women's Leadership Forum in 2013 and was also selected as a 2013 nominee for the "Women Who Live United Award" from the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley.
Mentor Match Director Kristin Humphrey was selected to be a member of the National Mentoring Resource Center Stakeholder Council, a project funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention in partnership with MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership.


AccesSport America Award of Excellence


PYD's National Center for Mentoring Youth with Disabilities is one of eight organizations from throughout the country recognized by the Mitsubishi America Electric Foundation (MEAF) for achievements in the promotion of inclusion of youth with disabilities.


The BOSTnet Disability Inclusion Star Award is presented to Regina Snowden, Executive Director of PYD.
The Massachusetts Commission for the Blind awards the Certificate of Recognition to PYD.