On Tuesday, April 2, Partners for Youth with Disabilities celebrated Autism Awareness and Acceptance Day. Joined with partners Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and MGH Aspire, all three of our teams shed light on accepting people on the autism spectrum. Hosted in the Center Court of the Prudential Center, we prompted passersby to write […]
Join us on Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 from 6-8pm for our biggest event of the year! Party for PYD is dedicated to raising program funds and awareness of mentoring, and celebrating our successes and partnerships with you. Tickets on sale now!
Watch this video to see PYD Executive Director Regina Snowden give PYD’s presentation at the 2018 Social Innovator Showcase.
Our organization came to life in 1985, and ever since, Partners for Youth with Disabilities has helped young people with disabilities reach their full potential and lead their lives with dignity, pride, and purpose. For over three decades, our PYD staff has worked hard to match our youth with great mentors. Our dedicated mentors are […]
Introducing Mentor Appreciation Night’s Lens Partnership honoree, Kyle! Kyle has mentored with us here at PYD for three and half years. Kyle explains: “I gravitate and want to be a part of PYD because of who they work with, but more importantly how they go about it.” He feels the PYD staff make the organization […]
At Friday’s Mentor Appreciation Night, we are excited to honor Olivia with the Rayleen Lescay Spirit Award! This award honors those who are dedicated to PYD’s group mentoring programs; ones that she has been affiliated with for four years now. As a sophomore at Landmark College in Vermont, Olivia cannot be present all of the […]
PYD was founded in 1985, meaning that this year’s Mentor Appreciation Night on November 2nd will mark three decades for PYD. Wow! In honor of our three decades of service, M.A.N will be 80’s, 90’s, and 00’s themed, and we’d love it if you email us your favorite songs from each to play throughout the […]
The Chris Dunne Peer Leadership Award is one of the four awards we’ll be honoring our young leaders with at Mentor Appreciation Night on November 2nd. The award is based on leadership and spirit in the PYD community. For the past two years, Austin has had many roles at PYD. He started out in our […]
We are excited to recognize Jeff Weinstein as ‘Mentor of the Year’ at our Mentor Appreciation Night on November 2nd! Jeff displays outstanding guidance for all of his mentees at PYD. Jeff made the decision to get involved with PYD almost nine years ago as he closed an important chapter of his life. He desired […]
Tyrell, popularly known as TK, is looking forward to a promising future. TK is an alumni of PYD’s career-readiness program. Beginning in November 2017, TK attended several PYD classes to prepare him for a job in the working world. Throughout his time in our program, he learned how to apply for jobs and internships, how […]