Jeremy Taylor joined PYD in September 2016 as the Mentor Match Recruitment and Retention Specialist through the Highland Streets AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring Program. His work at PYD will focus on supporting mentor recruitment and retention efforts through the planning of events, attending volunteer fairs, and creating a training guide for parents and mentees. Jeremy’s brings a passion for empowering young people and experience in youth development, recreational services, and community engagement.
Prior to PYD, Jeremy taught at the New England Center for Children in Southborough, MA, providing academic support and direct care services to young adults with severe autism. Before moving to Massachusetts, Jeremy has worked for various youth development agencies, including Camp Fire in Spokane, Washington and Coeur d’Alane, Idaho; and Ramapo for Children, in Rhinebeck, New York. Jeremy’s interest in working with young people comes from his own experiences at summer camps and the desire to help young people live fulfilling lives, and develop nurturing relationships with peers and adults.