Festival Day is quickly approaching! We can’t wait for you to meet Jamie, PYD Ambassador for the Naukabout Festival. Jamie has a warmth and presence about her that draws everyone in – and from singing, to acting, to dancing, she lights up the stage! Get to know Jamie in the interview below, and be sure […]
Month: July 2013
Mass Mentoring Partnership recently donated tickets for several PYD Mentor Matches to attend the Jonas Brothers Concert at the Bank of American Pavillion last Monday. Bank of America generously provided this opportunity to mentoring programs that are partner members of Mass Mentoring Partnership’s network. Hannah Rosenblatt, who has been volunteering as a mentor for about a year, […]
PYD Ambassador Tyler will be at the Naukabout Music Festival on August 3rd, and we hope you will be too! Tyler, whose ambition is to become a radio host and DJ, says he won’t let any obstacles get in the way of his dreams. He explains, “Anybody is capable of doing anything that they want, […]
Meet Sierra, another talented PYD Ambassador for the Naukabout Music Festival. Sierra has dreams of becoming an actress and loves being involved with PYD’s Access to Theatre program at the Massachusetts Hospital School because she gets to practice her improvisation, singing, and acting.
August 3rd is quickly approaching, and we here at PYD could not be more excited for the Naukabout Music Festival. It’s not too late to join in on the fun! Tickets are available here and also at the door. Want to know more? Check out this radio interview featuring PYD’s Managing Director, Dean Bragonier, as […]
We can’t wait for you all to meet DJ, a true PYD rock star who has dreams of making it big and giving back to his community. Naukabout has selected PYD as the designated charity partner for the Naukabout Festival. We hope you’ll join DJ and the rest of the PYD Ambassadors at The Naukabout Festival […]
Meet Greg, PYD Ambassador for the Naukabout Festival, whose dream is to fly. Greg works for the Federal Aviation Administration and loves that his job challenges him to be the best he can be. He uses skills he has learned at Partners for Youth with Disabilities such as teamwork, creativity, and problem-solving to reach new […]
Last weekend, the Mentor Match program held a Self-Advocacy Workshop for Boston-area youth with a disability. The workshop focused on providing participants with a background on self-advocacy, the Americans with Disabilities Act, their rights, and disclosure. As a part of this workshop, we designed a self-advocacy training packet that we provided to all the youth […]
In this month’s youth and family disability resources, we have a collection of adaptive recreation programs, an art program, and a travel training opportunity. Check ’em out!
Starrmaine applied to PYD’s Mentor Match program in 2008 when she was 11 years old, in search of a mentor who would make her feel special and lend an open ear as she became a young woman. We matched her with Lisa – an energetic, compassionate junior at Boston University – and it quickly became […]