As fall swiftly approaches, Partners for Youth with Disabilities (PYD) is gearing up for an exciting year full of mentoring, workshops, career readiness classes, and support groups! Access to Theatre & Making Healthy Connections, two of our programs here at PYD, have been preparing all summer to provide our youth participants a variety of fun workshops and to keep our youth participants busy throughout the school year.
Access to Theatre (ATT)
Access to Theatre (ATT), one of five PYD programs, empowers youth through teaching them skills to access the artists’ within themselves. Participants will learn all aspects of theatre including how to act, direct, choreograph, make music, create costumes, and build sets. Youth that have participated in past years have expressed that through their participation in ATT, they were able to advocate for themselves easier. The workshops are designed for youth of all abilities and will take place throughout the year at the Mass Hospital School. As always, ATT will be directed by the wonderful Deep Chinappa.
Access To Theatre at the Mass Hospital School Fall Dates:
- October 19th, October 26th, November 2nd, November 9th, November 16th, November 23rd, December 7th, December 14th
Access to Theatre at the Mass Hospital School Winter/Spring 2015 Dates:
- January 11th, January 25th, February 1st, February 8th, March 1st, March 8th, March 15th, March 22nd, March 29th, April 5th, April 12th, May 3rd
Making Healthy Connections (MHC)
Making Healthy Connections (MHC), one of five PYD programs, is a youth group that empowers youth by providing them with a support network that focuses on developing skills for transition to independence and adulthood. At Making Healthy Connections youth ages 14-22 learn a variety of skills through guest speakers and workshops while forming lasting friendships with their peers. Our Boston MHC group will be meeting this year on Friday nights from 7pm-9:30pm at Oak Square YMCA in Brighton. We have already lined up some wonderful speakers for the year that will cover topics such as: eating healthy, talking to your healthcare provider, relationships and sexuality, disability pride, and many more!
Feel free to contact Deep Chinappa at 617-556-4075 ext. 20, to find out more information about either of these programs or if you have any further questions.