Partners for Youth with Disabilities Mentoring

By Partners for Youth with Disabilities

We provide one-to-one mentoring to youth and adults with disabilities to reach their full potential.

Photograph of a PYD mentor and mentee.
This is an ongoing program.
Every day.

Contact us for details, timing and dates depends on availability of mentors. Mentors meet with mentees 4-6 times per month.

Ages: 6 to Young Adult.

You must be someone between the ages of 6 and 24 with a disability.

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Courtney Brown
Community Outreach Manager

Registration required

  • Sign-up is ongoing

Apply to get matched with a mentor at our Youth Application page.

Those interested can sign up on our website at Registration is rolling year round.

Complete the online registration for and a staff member will reach out to schedule a 30-minute to 1-hour interview with the youth (parent involvement is encouraged). Parents then need to sign a consent form and the youth will be added to the mentoring waitlist.



The program serves people at their homes or wherever it is needed or online.

  • Both in-person and virtual (online or over the phone).

Meeting locations are typically determined by the mentor and take place in the community.

Additional information

We match each youth with a caring adult mentor, and they are expected to meet together for 4-6 hours a month over the course of a year. Open to youth with disabilities (ages 6+) in the Greater Boston Area. Mentors and Mentees determine the schedule to meet based on their preferences.

Most mentees participate in 3 kinds of activities:

  1. work on personal goals
  2. spend time in the community such as museums, movies, etc.
  3. go to the park 
  4. develop friendships
  5. attend social events