Fight ableism. Include & empower all.

PYD's goal is to create a world where young people with disabilities will be able to live with dignity and pride in who they are, and to lead self-determined lives filled with purpose. To make this happen, we build the skills and abilities of young people with disabilities, and increase the inclusivity of workplaces, organizations, and communities.


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Recent News & Events

Nicole leading a circle of people in yoga
Mentors and mentees listening to Chef Napoli in a kitchen at the start of workshop.

Celebration of Friendships with Chef Napoli

By     |    February 23, 2018
On Saturday, February 10 from 2-4pm, mentors, mentees and staff from Partners ...
Group of PYD youth and staff standing behind a table with chairs in a wide, formal room

PYD at Youth Mentoring Day 2018 with Austin Carr

By     |    February 1, 2018
On January 8, I attended with other mentees and our mentors an Advocacy ...