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Virtual Party for PYD 2020

June 17, 2020 7:00 pm

Somerville, MA, USA

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Party for PYD is an event dedicated to raising program funds and increasing awareness of the power of mentoring and inclusion. Together, we celebrate our youth, honorees, successes and partnerships. Since we are not able to connect in person this year, Party for PYD will gather virtually to honor our awardees, enjoy youth performances and a silent auction, and applaud PYD program and participant success.

LEGENDS Honorees

Our Three Generational Match of George Donahue - Gregory Walsh - Austin Lam and their families will be honored as champions of mentoring leadership

The TJX Companies, Inc. will be honored for its leadership and commitment to employment diversity and inclusion and support of PYD's Career Readiness program.

JobLab Training Center at Spaulding Hospital Cambridge will be celebrated as the first Innovation Award honoree. This distinction recognizes the first of its kind collaboration across multiple industries including private employers, public agencies and community-based organizations who are all working together toward the common goal of competitive employment for people with disabilities.


3 generational mentor match    TJX Companies  Job lab
Gregory Walsh, George Donahue, Austin Lam                                          Job Lab at Spaulding Cambridge


Your Impactpiggy bank

$25      Provides mentors with resources to connect and engage with mentees virtually.

$50      Provides a young adult with a disability access to our online Career Readiness programs and learn  skills like resume building and interviewing.

$100     Connects our Career Readiness classrooms to a virtual (or onsite) activity like touring a workplace.

$250     Provides a theater arts workshop to our youth participants where they gain self confidence and advocacy skills.

$500    Trains an organization to create a more inclusive workplace and environment for people with disabilities.

$1000   Supports a mentor-mentee relationship between a volunteer and youth for an entire year.



About PYD

Since 1985 it has been 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.

Despite progress made in disability rights over the past 30 years, individual and institutional ableism still exist in the world today. Disability remains highly stigmatized, and people with disabilities continue to be denied equal opportunity, access, and independence. We work to change this status quo.

Mission Statement:
PYD empowers youth with disabilities to reach their full potential by providing transformative mentoring programs, youth development opportunities, and inclusion expertise. We motivate youth to reach their personal, educational, and career goals and guide organizations in becoming more inclusive.

For more information visit our website pyd.org


Thank You Sponsors

Andrew & Margaret Covell


Liberty Mutual   TJX

Role Models

                               EY         PwC             Spaulding Rehab

Stephen & Donna Mastrocola        Mark &Jill Rocca


             CVS      MGH     Tufts      The Boston Foundation

Greg Torres        Neil Leonard & Henry Goodrow


                       BCBS      Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Family Foundation, Inc.
                                                     Mike Geisser     Regina Snowden

Contact Us

Partners for Youth with Disabilities
Questions? Please call or email Joanna, Development Manager


Somerville, MA, USA

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