PYD’s 2020 Mentor of the Year, Lisa Matrundola was named by the Boston Celtics and the Massachusetts State Lottery as a “Hero Among Us.” The Heroes Among Us program, established […]
PYD’s Access to Theater (ATT) program has met for over 25 years of fun, connection, and mutual appreciation of theater. In 2020, the connection part looks a little different – […]
Career Readiness is an inclusive job-readiness program that addresses barriers to employment for youth and young adults with disabilities via a three-tiered curriculum involving academic learning, real-world experiences, and mentoring. […]
PYD’s Career Readiness program continues to expand locally and nationally while offering creative virtual programming to young people with disabilities. The in-school program is teaching classes at Charlestown High School, […]
For this year’s Mentor Appreciation Night, the Chris Dunne Peer Leadership Award goes to Cody! PYD’s Artistic Director of Access to Theater, Deep had a few things to say about […]
For those new to PYD, the Greg Dees and Anita McGahan Award goes to a special Career Readiness Program participant every year. This individual stands out in our program for […]
Project LENS is a segment of our Mentoring program funded by the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB), where we match low vision or blind youth with adults with similar […]
Every year, our organization puts on an event celebrating our lovely mentors. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, things plan to look a little different. On November 12th, 2020 from […]
This year’s free conference ran for 11 days from June 15 through June 29, hosted virtually.
During the month of July, our Career Readiness Team launched their first ever Work Readiness Training intensive series!