For Parents

LAYSB takes anger head on

Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau (LAYSB) has filled the gap for the need of a place where adolescents could face their struggles with anger by offering our R.E.A.C.H. (Recognizing and Exploring Anger, Conflict and Hope) program.

R.E.A.C.H. is designed to help adolescents look at and address their anger.

In this program, they will explore where anger comes from, how it impacts relationships and strategies for managing it.

The program is offered to adolescents ages 13 – 18, meeting for a total of 6 sessions.

Sessions will take place at LAYSB in Forest Lake, 244 North Lake Street.  Youth participants and their parent(s)/guardian(s) are asked to attend an initial intake session.

The cost ranges from $100 – $175, depending on county of residence, for the six-week program.

Please contact LAYSB at 651-464-3685 if you have questions or to sign up for R.E.A.C.H.

Consider being a mentor

President Obama issued a proclamation declaring January National Mentoring Month.  In it he said, “Every day, mentors help young Americans face the challenges of growing into adulthood. By setting a positive example and sharing their time, knowledge and experience, mentors play an essential role in preparing our nation’s youth for a bright future.”

There is an opportunity to mentor right here in our community. Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau needs adult male mentors now more than ever for their “Making Connections Mentoring Program.”

It is designed to provide youths ages 10-17 with an opportunity to build a positive and encouraging relationship with a supportive adult in the community.

All mentors receive general volunteer training and a detailed training session related to mentoring. For more information or to receive a volunteer application, contact Tovah Marek at Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau at 651-464-3685 or Tovah.Marek@ysblakesarea.org.

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