Meet our Partners – Youth and Young Adults

Meet our Partners – Youth and Young Adults

Partners for Youth with Disabilities (PYD)

PYD is a Boston-based nonprofit organization committed to empowering young people with disabilities to reach their full potential through one to one and group mentoring programs. PYD’s Young Entrepreneurship Project teaches entrepreneurship, career readiness, financial literacy and employment mentoring producing work-ready employment candidates. Additionally, PYD offers on-site training and consultation services to enhance workspace accessibility, infuse inclusion methodology, build mentoring programs and conduct job-shadowing pre-employment training sessions.

Contact: Marissa Drossos, YEP Director
Email: mdrossos@pyd.org 
Phone: 617-556-4075 x25


Statewide Young Adult Council (SYAC)

SYAC is for young adults with mental health needs between the ages of 16 and 25 years old to voice their concerns and ideas for mental health services and supports during a young person’s transition to adulthood. The Council brings together providers, youth and young adults to advise the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH). They work together to find equality as well as to advocate for each other, and any youth and young adult in the DMH system and the community.