Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau

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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When youths under 12 years old begin stealing from stores or people, vandalizing, beating up other kids or committing other law violations, services designed just for them are hard to come by. Here to meet their needs is the Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau’s Twelve and Under Restorative Justice Program. The program focuses on giving [...]

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Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau (LAYSB) is offering two fantastic opportunities for adults to volunteer with youths. A “Hidden Hero” is a mystery match pen pal program linking youths to caring adults for the 2012-2013 school year.  Adult “Hidden Heroes” write letters to youth at least once a month. The letters can contain information about [...]

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