Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau


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We are looking for someone to donate their time as a graphic arts designer!

This position would is on an as needed basis & is a great opportunity for beginners to build up their portfolio or advance users to show the community what you can offer!  You would use your skills to help us with formatting our materials such as: Annual Reports, Brochures, Event Flyers, Invitations, and more! Materials can be created in programs that you are comfortable using, like Publisher or InDesign.

For more information on the graphic designer position, contact Jeanne Walz at or 651-464-3685.

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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