Through the Inclusive Fitness for Youth Initiative (funded by The Boston Foundation), PYD has been partnering with Boys and Girls Club of Assabet Valley (BGCAV) in Maynard, MA to increase inclusion of youth with disabilities.
Through this partnership, PYD has provided several training opportunities, including facilitating “Expanding Access and Inclusion of Youth with Disabilities” for full and part-time staff. In addition, PYD worked with BGCAV leaders to provide training around understanding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA).
This month, BGCAV received training in Adaptive Physical Education and Court Sports facilitated by PYD partner, Spalding Adaptive Sports Centers. This interactive training received high marks from the staff and demonstrated that adaptive sports can be fun for all!
As a result of the partnership, the BGCAV is considering how to add more adaptive sports opportunities for community youth, as well as how to actively outreach to youth with disabilities.
The Mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Assabet Valley is to promote the growth of young people in our community by empowering them to become productive, caring, responsible citizens. They have been serving children in the Maynard, Stow, Concord, Acton and Sudbury, Massachusetts area for over 40 years. To learn more about BGCAV and their exciting youth programming, check out their website: www.bgcav.org.