On Friday, December 13th, the PYD community celebrated the holidays with nonstop dancing, delicious food, and great company! We would like to thank the Dunne family for hosting all of us at the Elks Lodge in Melrose.
For the month of December, The Shops at Prudential Center and Prudential Tower are once again shining bright with the help of local community organizations. We are excited to announce that on December 24th, 2013, the top of the Prudential Tower will beam blue in support of Partners for Youth with Disabilities. PYD has been selected to be […]
Dianne Lescinskas, Project B.I.N.D. Director at Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester, José Rosado, Director of Programs at Liberty Mutual Foundation, and Genelle Thomas, National Center Director at PYD. Liberty Mutual Foundation’s commitment to the inclusion of people with disabilities led to an important series of trainings hosted on October 18th and November 18th, when […]
As the year 2013 comes to a close, we’ve got all the right resources to help you feel prepared for the holidays and ready to face the new year! For the holidays, we have tips on things to do, places to shop for gifts, and ways to save money. For the upcoming new year, we […]
We are wrapping up a successful year at PYD and are working hard to sustain momentum in 2014! With 534 youth served last year, we will continue to aspire, achieve, and empower. Access to Theatre returned to the Massachusetts Hospital School this fall after the launch of a successful spring program, and is now offering weekly theatre […]
Partners for Youth with Disabilities (PYD) is fortunate enough to work with super heroes every day: our volunteers. Among these “super heroes” is Mentor of the Year, Juan Botero. Juan was born in Colombia and lives in Cambridge, MA. He has been devoted to mentoring through PYD since 2009. His experiences have encouraged him to […]
As of today, we are excited to announce the beginning of a new initiative: the Campus-Career Connection (C3) Project. Thanks to a grant from PolicyWorks and the Susan M. Daniels Mentorship Fund, PYD will be collaborating with the University of California to pilot an e-mentoring program for college students with a disability. This e-mentoring program will focus […]
This month we offer a variety of resources. From job accommodation to career readiness to therapy for young athletes with disabilities, these resources will help youth feel prepared and confident. And, of course, there’s an event to get ready for the holidays!
This past weekend, we celebrated our annual Mentor Appreciation Night! Held at the City Year Headquarters in Boston, it was an evening of celebrating and honoring our volunteers’ hard work and dedication to empowering youth. The event was filled with artistic decorations and craft activities to embrace the theme, The Art of Mentoring. Guests spent […]
This month our resources focus on safe, family-friendly activities for Halloween. Along with youth leadership meetings and a handy app that helps children with disabilities develop literacy, we provide several events and resources to make this Halloween season jam packed with spooky fun!