Partners for Youth with Disabilities (PYD)

""Contact Information

5 Middlesex Avenue Suite 307
Somerville MA 02145

Phone: 617-556-4075 (voice)    (617) 314-2989 (TTY)
Fax: (617) 556-4074

View the PYD website

Information Specialist: Steve Slowinski

Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM (program hours vary)

Additional Locations: Springfield

Organization Narrative

Partners for Youth with Disabilities is committed to empowering young people with disabilities to reach their full potential for personal development. We do this by providing high quality one-to-one and group mentoring programs where adult mentors with and without disabilities act as positive role models and provide support, understanding and guidance for youth as they strive to reach their personal, educational and career goals.

Population(s) Served

Primarily youth with disabilities, but several of our programs also welcome youth without disabilities as well. Age also ranges depending on the program but rarely exceeds age 24.




  • Mentor Match (MM) Program: The Mentor Match Program arranges one-to-one relationships between youth with disabilities and adults who have similar disabilities. The goal of the program is to help young people with disabilities meet their full potential for personal development. Serves youth with disabilities who reside inside the MA 128 belt.
  • Making Healthy Connections (MHC)
    Making Healthy Connections brings together young people with disabilities and/or special health care needs who are interested in meeting others who share similar experiences and want to gain the confidence and skills needed to lead an active, healthy lifestyle
  • The Peer Leadership Program provides opportunities for young adults with disabilities to develop leadership and job readiness skills through involvement in group mentoring and after school community service.
  • Access to Theatre (ATT)
    Access to Theatre is an inclusive theatre arts program that brings together a diverse group of young people who want to work together to create original productions and perform them for the community.
  • Young Entrepreneurs Project (YEP)
    The Young Entrepreneurs Project is a business program for Charlestown High School and Dearborn Academy (Roxbury) Middle School students with disabilities. Students and alumni are encouraged to further their exploration of career, educational and business pursuits with the help of adult mentors.


Varies depending on the program. Call above number or visit our website, , for more information


There are no fees for our programs.