Benjamin Whidden joined Partners for Youth with Disabilities in the Fall of 2023 as the Assistant Manager of Community Outreach and Engagement. Prior to joining PYD Ben has worked with numerous youth programs serving in roles such as an Americorp Member with City Year at Young Achievers in Mattapan, Coordinating a summer youth volunteer program through the United Way of Central Massachusetts, and serving as a Camp Director on Cape Cod. These experiences sparked his desire to work to improve access and lower barriers to programming for all youth.
He Graduated from the College of the Holy Cross with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Science and Education and from the Brandeis Heller School of Management and Social Policy with a Master’s in Public Policy where he focused in Youth and Disability Policy and Programming.
Outside of work Ben enjoys sailing, running, playing ultimate frisbee, hiking, and coaching high school and middle school frisbee.