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Partners for Youth with Disabilities

Be a mentor!

(This program has gone virtual due to Covid-19, but will return to in-person mentoring once it is safe to do so.) We are looking for caring adults to serve as mentors for young people ages 6-24 with disabilities. Our goal in our one-to-one mentoring program, is to empower young people with disabilities to meet their full potential by matching them with a caring adult mentor, who serves as a role model and a friend. The relationship formed between the mentor and mentee has proven invaluable in improving the social and intellectual development and independence of youth and the experience is equally rewarding to the mentors! Initially, our matches are expected to commit to one year, and meet in person for at least 4 to 6 hours a month, and are in touch on a weekly basis by phone or email. Please note, in light of COVID-19, the in person requirement is currently waived and all programming is virtual until further notice. At this moment we have about 60 young people waiting to be paired with mentors. This is a one-of-a-kind volunteer mentoring opportunity and we hope to welcome you as a mentor!

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About Partners for Youth with Disabilities


5 Middlesex Ave, Suite 307, Somerville, MA 02145, US

Mission Statement

Partners for Youth with Disabilities 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.


Partners for Youth with Disabilities provides a variety of one-to-one, group, and online mentoring programs that empower youth with disabilities to achieve their personal, educational and vocational goals.

Children & Youth
People with Disabilities


We'll work with your schedule.


BostonBoston, MA 02145





  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4-6 hours a month on in person time and weekly contact through phone or email for one year. Please note in light of COVID-19, the in person requirement is waived and all programming is virtual until further notice.

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