La Plata Youth Services

 La Plata Youth Services (LPYS) promotes positive youth development and encourages community engagement among youth at risk of becoming involved in the justice system.

Our programs support the individual needs of each youth. We focus on the interests and strengths of every adolescent to instill a sense of accountability and self-worth.

LPYS believes in restoring our youth’s community connections through meaningful community service, structured family support, and collaboration with volunteers and like-minded organizations in La Plata County.

We accept referral requests from Municipal Court, Police, Sheriff Office, and Durango 9-R, Bayfield, and Ignacio school districts.  We also will consider parent referrals.

LPYS 2014 Annual Report

Join us to Celebrate Our Youth!

This Sunday, August 2

from 3 – 10pm at Rotary Park

Living Vision Youth Fundraiser 8-2-2015

All proceeds benefit the Rainbow Youth Center and La Plata Youth Services!

Recent News

  • We are hiring an Outreach and Program Associate! (8/10/2015) - Join AmeriCorps*VISTA as La Plata Youth Services Outreach and Program Associate. Position supports experiential and service learning opportunities for youth in our community and includes volunteer coordination. If you are interested, visit the employment opportunities page of our website for … Continue reading
  • Yeah Summer! (7/21/2015) -
  • LPYS is seeking applicants for Youth Advocates! (6/4/2015) - Do you want to have a positive impact in the lives of youth and families? LPYS is seeking applicants for Youth Advocates. Please visit “Employment Opportunities”, under “About Us”, for more information. We encourage you to apply by Friday, June 12th, as … Continue reading
  • Summer is Here Signup Now! (5/25/2015) - Summer is here! Program information and signup materials are available online here. If you are referring an individual to LPYS summer program, please send referral materials to us by June 5th so we can accommodate all youth with transportation needs. … Continue reading
  • Steampunk Wipeout Snowdown 2015 (2/11/2015) - The Steampunk Wipeout was a success! La Plata Youth Services contributed the LAZER CORRIDOR obstacle to the event, which brought over 150 participants to a slushy Buckley Park. We hope to contribute next year! This event was put on by … Continue reading