Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau
Appetizer-sized menu items as well as beer and wine samples will be served from 20 local restaurants during the 9th Annual TASTE! fundraising event for the Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau 5:30-8:30 p.m. July 16. The event will be hosted at Stars and Strikes Entertainment Center in Wyoming. TASTE! ti...Read More
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Most area youth not using drugs or alcohol The drug dogs come in, a few kids get busted for possession, and it seems like any given school has a drug problem, said Matt Howard, Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau community justice manager, during a meeting at the North Branch Area Chamber of Commerce of...Read More
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by Matt Howard LAYSB community justice program manager When I talk with teenagers, who are using chemicals on a regular basis, one of the most common reasons they say they use is boredom. “Matt,” they say, “There’s nothing to do in this town.  What else are we supposed to do for fun?” All...Read More
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Tim Olson to receive Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau Award When North Branch Police Officer Tim Olson is out the in the community, even when he’s not in uniform, people take the time to say hello and engage him in conversation. “We’ll go to the grocery store, and my kids will be like, ‘Dad, ...Read More
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Chisago County Sheriff’s Office partners with Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau in mentoring effort— Youth with risk factors often need guidance from caring adults to have a chance at future success. The Chisago County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to offer this kind of support through a partne...Read More
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It all started when a group of concerned citizens, law enforcement officers and educators came together in 1976 to create the Youth Service Bureau, a diversion service to keep first-time young offenders from re-offending. Over the past 38 years, the programs have evolved to include youth enrichment ...Read More
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Can your home chores sometimes feel overwhelming?  Assistance from local teens ages 12-17 is available in the Forest Lake and surrounding area.  Teens can help with almost any chore.  Popular tasks performed are raking, shoveling, vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, organizing and much more. Here is ho...Read More
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