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

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Recent News

  • Office Assistant Needed (12/11/2015) - LPYS is seeking and individual to participate in the Senior Community Service Employment Program Contact Judy Campbell (970) 385-3995 to apply!    
  • Training Opportunity (12/3/2015) - La Plata Youth Services will be hosting a training event for Motivational Interviewing Check out the MI page for full details!
  • Unchain My HeART Upcoming Workshops (12/1/2015) - Art Workshops are starting soon! Dec. 9th * Decoupage/Collage Work * 4-7pm * Open Shutter Gallery Dec. 16th * Smartphone Photography * 4-7pm * Open Shutter Gallery Email or call (970) 385-4440 ext. 22 to reserve your spot.  Stay … Continue reading
  • Festival Of Trees (11/16/2015) - Community Connections is hosting the  Festival of Trees and you can be an honorable volunteer December 4, 5, 6 and 11, 12, 13 1:00 – 6:00pm Email or call (970) 385-4440 ext. 22 for volunteer positions  2015 Festival of … Continue reading
  • Yeah Summer! (7/21/2015) -