Programs

PYD programs all provide youth and young adults with disabilities with three key things: self-confidence, community, and purpose. We build disability pride, leadership skills, healthy relationship skills, community involvement, and ensure that youth are successful in school and in seeking employment.

We currently run programs focusing on mentoring, career readiness, theater arts, and leadership development. These programs largely serve youth in the Greater Boston area, but our mentoring program has an online component that is open to young adults from across the United States.

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Mentoring

Community-based and online mentoring for youth and young adults with disabilities.

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Career Readiness

School-based and after-school career-readiness workshops for teens and young adults with disabilities in the Greater Boston area.

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Theater Arts

Weekend and summer theater arts programming for teens and young adults with disabilities in the Greater Boston area.

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Youth Leadership Forum

Annual leadership development conference for young adults with disabilities in Massachusetts.

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