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The Young Entrepreneurs Project (YEP) is an inclusive career-readiness program that partners with Boston Public Schools and Boston Boys and Girls Clubs. One of PYD’s longest standing programs, YEP engages students with and without disabilities together in academic and experiential learning to prepare them for future employment and education opportunities. YEP and Henry Dearborn Middle […]
Michael Counterman was chosen as a John Hancock MLK Summer Scholar 2012 for Partners for Youth with Disabilities. His participation in PYD programs has evolved over the years, as he has been a mentee, a youth leader at the annual National Youth Leadership Forum, an intern, Peer Leader, and MLK Scholar. Having clocked over 500 […]
Making Healthy Connections (MHC) is in full swing for 2013! MHC meetings at two program sites are being held twice monthly for our new 2012-2013 session. Boston MHC began in October 2012 and Springfield MHC launched a new program session in January 2013.
If you were walking or driving near the corner of Arlington and Columbus Streets in downtown Boston this fall, you may have caught sight of a larger-than-life reminder of the power of mentoring. Partners for Youth with Disabilities (PYD) is grateful and proud that our collaborators and sponsors, Liberty Mutual Insurance, created and installed a […]
PYD staff members Alex Freeman and Danya Holtzman recently had an article published in “Disability Issues”, a quarterly e-newsletter published by the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Their article was titled “Mentoring for LGBT Youth with Disabilities”, and it focused on how and why mentoring benefits LGBT youth with disabilities. You can find the original article on […]
The National Center for Mentoring Youth with Disabilities was formed in 2005 in response to requests from organizations interested in learning from PYD’s inclusion experience and program design. Since that time, it has provided trainings to organizations throughout New England and presented at conferences across the nation. You can find the full list of the […]
In 1985, Regina Snowden founded Partners for Youth with Disabilities in order to address the need for youth programs to better serve and accommodate individuals with disabilities. By matching eight youth with adult mentors who had similar disabilities, PYD and the Mentor Match program began. The awards and accomplishments that PYD has received in the […]