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Outcomes and Social Return on Investment

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LAYSB Meets Charities Review Standards

Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau has received the Charities Review Council’s seal of approval for meeting all standards of accountability. This important review process helps our donors to know that we are good stewards of their financial support. Please view LAYSB's Smart Givers report online.



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Did you know…

  • In 2012, LAYSB worked with 1,925 youth, families and volunteers
  • 94% of participants in LAYSB teen enrichment and leadership programs improve or maintain average or better grades in school
  • 92% of 2012 mentoring program matches lasted more than six months
  • 76% of youth referred to the community justice program due to illegal activities (property offenses, assault, alcohol and drug offenses, status offenses) had no further involvement with the juvenile justice system one year after program completion.

Click below to learn more about the real impact LAYSB has on the community:

YIP- Social Return on Investment

YIP Social REturn-Full Report

2012 Highlights-Client Year in Review

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  • LAYSB is a true community asset!

    "In our charitable giving, Claire and I like to fund solutions, not problems. We don't give because there are problems, we give because there are solutions. LAYSB probides many, many solutions in our community for young people, parents and families."

    Brian Brogmus
    LAYSB Treasurer and Partners for the Future Initiative Donor



    “I think what you guys do for kids is really cool. The service that you provide for the community is inspirational. You guys rock, and I hope you keep doing what you're doing. I'd sing words of praise for you guys.”

    Cina Dean, age 16
    Lock-In & Youth Advisory Board Participant



    "As a former police officer I have seen and experienced first hand the troubles that are faced by our children. From family issues to drugs and gangs, our children are challenged every day with making the right choices and decisions. Today's youth do not have to go down this long road alone They have their parents, the community and many fine youth organizations like Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau to help them in making those right choices.

    It takes a community to raise a child, and the fine people at Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau have taken the lead in not letting our children down. We at Captured Memories Photography stand behind the Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau and the extremely important work that they do in supporting our children, and we ask that you please do the same. When the fine professionals at Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau ask for your support, please assist them in any way that you can, and know that your assistance will be helping our youth of today who will be the leaders of tomorrow."

    Sincerely,
    Dave Washburn and Barb Kinison
    Captured Memories Photography



    “I learned more tools to open communication between me and my son. I loved the talk about trust, my son has a better understanding on many issues”

    Parent Participant
    Choice and Consequence Class - 15 and Under, July 2013



    “I have learned that there is always someone who believes in me and that I can make my life so much better.”

    Teen Participant
    "Our Place" @ LAYSB



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