Denny’s Hungry for Education™ Virtual Winners’ Celebration announced PYD’s Lillian Ellmore as the national winner of the Hungry for Education scholarship contest. Lillian was selected by Denny’s Diversity, Equity & […]
Held over the summer as a two-week camp and throughout the year as a weekend program, PYD’s Access to Theater (ATT) program is an award-winning inclusive theater program for teens […]
October is Disability Employment Awareness Month. Join us as we highlight PYD’s efforts in creating a more inclusive workplace. PYD’s goal of creating a world where young people with disabilities […]
Learn more from Access to Theater’s lead teacher Moe about why she’s passionate about ATT.
We are excited to be a co-sponsor for the Phillips Brooks House Association (PBHA)’s “Call of Service” Lecture & Award honoring Mia Mingus!
Carl Sidney is a change agent. When he joined PYD as the Youth Leadership Program Manager in May, Carl knew it would be a challenge to debut the new program […]
PYD has been offering mentoring programs to young people with disabilities for over 35 years; mentoring is the core of what we do. Over the years, additional programs have been […]
People with disabilities remain more than three times more likely to be unemployed than peers without a disability. In 2020, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 17.9 percent […]
PYD is deeply saddened by the loss of two shining stars – our strong and vibrant Board of Directors member of many years, Neil Leonard (December 16, 1960 – June […]
Mentoring has positive effects on young people with disabilities. Mentors are leaders and role models who increase mentees confidence, connection to community, and sense of purpose. Yet, the relationship is […]