Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau


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Job Opening

Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau
is seeking a non-licensed counseling professional to join our Direct-Service Team!
Work with adolescents and their families in our service area. Provide therapeutic services in office and on site at local schools; participate in the development and building of the counseling program.

Do you love to swim in our lakes?
Or fish or boat?

If the answer is yes, then you know how important water quality can be. Join us for a FREE one night class where you can learn about what Minnesota is doing to protect our water– and what you can do!

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When: Thursday, September 8, 2016
Time: 6:00-7:30pm
Cost: FREE!
Where: Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau
(244 North Lake Street, Forest Lake)
Who: Youth ages 12-17 years old

CLICK HERE to download a registration form.
For more information, contact Jenna with LAYSB
at 651-464-3685.

Stop by & Say Hi to LAYSB
At These Community Events!

LAYSB will have a resource booth with a staff member and volunteer at the following local community events! Stop by to learn about our new programs, grab a giveaway, and say hi!

Saturday, September 10
Taco Daze, Scandia

Saturday, September 17
Columbus Fall Fest


LAYSB and Olson’s Sewer Service and Olson’s Excavating Service Present…


Join us on Friday, September 23 at 6:00pm
at Vannellis by the Lake for
Black Tie Blue Jeans Night!

Click Here to Make Your Reservation!
Interested in VIP Seating or Sponsorship Opportunities?
Click Here!


Click on the image above to learn about LAYSB's small engine program!

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"It’s all about the kids. I thought Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau was only for problem kids – but they actually help good kids get better and those with challenges get back on track. As the CEO and founder of Wealth Management Midwest, I choose to invest here because I know my money is well-managed and helps support the well-being of these kids, their families, and our community."

Dave and Lori Purdy

“YAB helped me to become more comfortable taking initiative and being a leader. We’ve done everything from helping with set-up and clean-up to leading games for kids, selling ice cream, helping with parking, and manning the bouncy house. We always wear our YAB t-shirts and it’s fun! It’s amazing to see our ideas come to life and put into action right before our eyes!”

Amanda Stafford, age 16
Youth Advisory Board Participant

"I just wanted to extend my gratitude for allowing me to sit in on the Restorative Justice Community Panel experience. I can’t tell you how invigorating it was to sit with other adults who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of at-risk kids. As I was driving home I felt a renewed energy for my job."

Meghan Quinn, Washington County Probation Dept.

"As a volunteer, I get an understanding of how much my support can mean to them."

Bea Zaruba, Board member & program volunteer

“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

"When I come to Our Place, I feel like I’m taking a cap off a bottle of water and pouring it out when I talk. I can be honest here. Everyone cares and listens, especially Matt. My coming here makes me think and makes me want to do better.”

Teen Participant
"Our Place" @ LAYSB


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