May programming and events

Man in wheel chair is holding up an orange and red ball. Another youth is standing next to them and looking at them.

Due to the current public health crisis, PYD has moved all of our youth programming online for the foreseeable future. We will be posting our calendar of program events on our blog each month, and will provide updates on our plans as conditions change.

Below you’ll find our program events for May. If you would like to sign up for any of our programs, follow the sign-up information provided or fill out our youth intake form.

Career Readiness programming

Post Secondary Education In-House Workshop
When: Tuesday, May 5, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Want to learn about the different options after high school? Join us for a workshop on post secondary education! If you are interested in signing up, contact Becca Cronin at

Live with Mr. D: Online Class
When: Every Wednesday until July 2, 2020, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
This event is for Boston Public School students only. Join Mr. D in his online classroom every Wednesday! We will talk about professionalism, work skills, and how to be successful in your job and the future. Register with Mr. D at

Work Readiness Training
When: Every Wednesday throughout May, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
This event is a four session series on work readiness training where you can learn about job readiness skills, interviewing, resumes, and workplace etiquette. If you are interested in signing up, please contact Becca Cronin at  

Work Based Learning Experience: Girls Chronically Rock
When: Friday, May
8, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Join us for a special presentation from Keisha Greaves, founder of Girls Chronically Rock. Learn how she started her own business and how she got to where she is today! If you are interested in signing up, contact Becca Cronin at

Mass Advocates for Children Self Advocacy Workshop
When: Tuesday, May 12th, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
This workshop will be a guest lecture about self advocacy from Massachusetts Advocates for Children. Interested in signing up? Contact Becca Cronin at

Job Exploration Counseling: Career Exploration
When: Tuesday, May
19th 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Join us for a workshop on career exploration! For location information and to RSVP, please reach out to Becca Cronin at

Work Based Learning Experience: State Street Guest Lecture
When: May 21st, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
This event will be a guest lecture from a State Street employee! Learn about how he got to where he is today in his career. If you are interested in signing up please reach out to Becca Cronin at

Job Exploration Counseling: Job Applications Workshop
When: Tuesday, May
26th, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
If you’re interested in learning how to or practice applying for jobs, this one’s for you! Join us for a job application workshop. Please reach out to Becca Cronin at to sign up and learn more.

Access to Theatre programming

Access to Theatre Sessions
When: Every Wednesday 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. and every Saturday 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Deep, Moe, and Tammy are facilitating weekly ATT workshops where students will continue to learn theatre skills as a group. For more information, please contact Deep Chinappa at

Mentoring programming

Online mentoring Webinar
When: Wednesday, May 6th 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
This webinar is a creative share and exchange between youth participants and mentors. It gives them a chance to share their favorite poems and song lyrics, and tell the group what it means to them. Please contact Deep at for more information and to sign up. 

Mentor Training
When: Wednesday, May 6, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
This training is by invite only for interviewed mentors continuing with the application process. You must have confirmed with one of PYD’s mentoring specialists for the invite. Contact your mentor match specialist for questions and concerns.