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 one-to-one mentoring, online mentoring, theater arts and career readiness training. These programs largely serve youth in the Greater Boston area, but we are starting to expand our reach across Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Maine through online mentoring.

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One-to-One Mentoring

Community-based mentoring program for youth and young adults with disabilities in the Greater Boston area.

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Online Mentoring

Online, career-readiness mentoring for college students with disabilities in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Maine.

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Theater Arts

Weekend and summer theater arts programming for teens and young adults with disabilities.

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Career Readiness

Inclusive career-readiness programming that addresses barriers to employment through academic learning, real-world experiences and mentoring.

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Youth Leadership Forum

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

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