Antonela Prifti is a current Mentoring Specialist at Partners for Youth with Disabilities.
Prior to joining PYD, she was involved in a variety of roles supporting the holistic health and development of urban youth ranging from residential to research settings. Most recently, she spent two years working for Somerville Public Schools as a Lead Teacher for the Community Schools Program and Academic Interventionist. Antonela’s experiences as an educator highlighted the importance of mentoring for all people, and the value of maintaining meaningful relationships. She has taught classes that promote self-esteem, self-expression, and mindfulness.
As a Mentoring Specialist, Antonela will be helping run Project LENS alongside working with PYD’s younger youth (ages six to thirteen). She is excited to focus her efforts on empowering youth with disabilities.