On Tuesday, February 12th, the South Boston Boys and Girls Club celebrated the official opening of their newly renovated, and fully inclusive, youth fitness room. PYD’s Regina Snowden, Steve Slowinski, and Kaela Vronsky, were there to revel with them in this great achievement. Funding for the renovation came through PYD’s Inclusive Fitness for Youth Initiative, […]
Month: February 2013
Research shows that a mentoring relationship with structure has a better chance of being successful; setting goals together as a match is one great way to build structure. Here are some key tips that can be helpful in the process of setting goals.
Each month, the Mentor Match team sends out a list of resources in its newsletter, informing you about possible events coming up, opportunities for our youth, and general useful information. But we know that having only those three resources listed every month is not necessarily as much as you would like. So in this blog […]
Recently, Kaela Vronsky (National Center director) was invited to contribute a guest blog post for the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth). You can find the original article at the NCWD’s website, and the full text is provided below:
In 2004, Greg Getchell joined Partners for Youth with Disabilities (PYD) through the urging of his high school speech teacher, Mary Mahoney. Greg has come to know many PYD programs and opportunities over the years. He joined Making Healthy Connections (MHC) in Andover, MA in 2004. When Greg first began MHC, he would sit in […]
The Young Entrepreneurs Project (YEP) teaches our adolescent participants how to talk the talk and walk the walk when it comes to career readiness. Through our three part approach of academic learning, mentoring and real-world experiences, YEP graduates leave the program with the skills and attitude necessary for employment. This past Friday, four YEP students […]
The Young Entrepreneurs Project (YEP) is an inclusive career-readiness program that partners with Boston Public Schools and Boston Boys and Girls Clubs. One of PYD’s longest standing programs, YEP engages students with and without disabilities together in academic and experiential learning to prepare them for future employment and education opportunities. YEP and Henry Dearborn Middle […]
Michael Counterman was chosen as a John Hancock MLK Summer Scholar 2012 for Partners for Youth with Disabilities. His participation in PYD programs has evolved over the years, as he has been a mentee, a youth leader at the annual National Youth Leadership Forum, an intern, Peer Leader, and MLK Scholar. Having clocked over 500 […]
Making Healthy Connections (MHC) is in full swing for 2013! MHC meetings at two program sites are being held twice monthly for our new 2012-2013 session. Boston MHC began in October 2012 and Springfield MHC launched a new program session in January 2013.
If you were walking or driving near the corner of Arlington and Columbus Streets in downtown Boston this fall, you may have caught sight of a larger-than-life reminder of the power of mentoring. Partners for Youth with Disabilities (PYD) is grateful and proud that our collaborators and sponsors, Liberty Mutual Insurance, created and installed a […]