Career Readiness

Our YEP career readiness program is an inclusive job-readiness program that addresses barriers to employment for youth and young adults with disabilities. Annually, we serves over 85 students in both classroom and after-school settings.

YEP has existed for over 20 years and has impacted the lives of hundreds of youth. The program addresses barriers to employment via a three-tiered curriculum:

Academic Learning

Youth complete coursework regarding financial literacy, career-readiness, and entrepreneurship.

Real-world Experiences

Classroom learning is supplemented by guest speakers, job shadow days, field trips, and trade shows.

Mentoring

Mentors from the business community assist youth in the classroom via guest lectures, job shadow days, and mock interviews.

Meet the YEP career readiness program!

Program Contacts

Lindsay Alperin profile picture

Lindsay Alperin

YEP Career Readiness Director

Phone: 617-556-4075 x125

Email: lalperin@pyd.org

Anna-Mariya Kirova profile picture

Anna-Mariya Kirova

Pre-Employment Coordinator

Phone: 617-556-4075 x131

Email: akirova@pyd.org

Aileen Quintero profile picture

Aileen Quintero

YEP Specialist

Phone: 617-556-4075 x123

Email: aquintero@pyd.org

Mehdi Raoufi profile picture

Mehdi Raoufi

Pre-Employment Specialist

Phone: 617-556-4075 x130

Email: mraoufi@pyd.org