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.
- Drop-in Basketball (2/13/2014) - Headed by our volunteer advocate, Halan, this Drop-in session is held on weekends at Neeham Elementary School lower courts. For more information on how to get involved and times please call 970-385-4440 x22.
- Parenting Class (2/13/2014) - Calm Parenting is facilitated by Liza Tregillus, Play Therapist and Parenting Coach. For the next class on February 20th please view this flyer: Calm Parenting 9R final elmentary (2).
- Rural Philanthropy Days (2/13/2014) - Rural Philanthropy Days is a three day event starting Wednesday June 11th through Friday June 13th in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. This event has been primarily utilized by non-profits and philanthropic interests to increase fundraising capacity and skills building, however this … Continue reading
- BJS Releases 2011 School Crime and Safety Report (4/5/2012) - The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) has released, “Indicators of School Crime and Safety, 2011,” a report that provides data on crime and safety at school from the perspective of students, teachers, and principals. It also provides crime and safety … Continue reading
- Safe Start Center’s Antibullying Blog Receives Award (4/5/2012) - The Safe Start National Resource Center’s National Bullying Prevention Month blog series has been honored as a 2011 AVA Gold Winner. The Safe Start Center works to broaden the knowledge of and promote community investment in preventing and reducing the … Continue reading