Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau

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?” Allow me to […]

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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, do […]

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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 partnership with the Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau and […]

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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 and mentoring and family support in addition to […]

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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 how the Job Connection works: 1. Stop in at LAYSB, 244 […]

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by Matt Howard Lakes Area Youth  Service Bureau I teach a chemical awareness class once a month all year round at the Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau. Every month for the last 10 years I’ve stood in front of approximately eight to 10 youth and their parents to talk about alcohol, marijuana and other drugs. […]

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