Office Assistant Needed

LPYS is seeking and individual to participate in the

Senior Community Service Employment Program

Contact Judy Campbell (970) 385-3995 to apply!



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Training Opportunity

La Plata Youth Services

will be hosting a training event for

Motivational Interviewing

Check out the MI page for full details!

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Unchain My HeART Upcoming Workshops

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 tuned for more workshop dates!

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Festival Of Trees

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 Trees located at : 

479 Main Ave., Durango, CO 81301

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Yeah Summer!

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LPYS is seeking applicants for Youth Advocates!

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 interviews will take place the week of June 15th.


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Summer is Here Signup Now!

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.

If you have any transportation needs in order to participate in our summer program, please contact us ASAP and make sure you have signed up by June 5th.

Be well,

Dillon Walls

Community Outreach Coordinator

La Plata Youth Services


Take a look at some other opportunities in La Plata County:

Thrasher Thursdays Flyer

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Steampunk Wipeout Snowdown 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 the Celebrating Healthy Communities Coalition with collaboration of Regional Substance Abuse Prevention Partners (RSAPP), La Plata County 4H, Boys and Girls Club Durango, The La Plata Family Centers Coalition, and others. Check out some photos of the event:

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Office Assistant Needed: SCSEP position available

La Plata Youth Services is seeking a Senior Community Service Employment Position to train to perform office assistant duties.  If you are 55 years or older, you may qualify!

Please download this flyer with more information: SCSEP POSITION

Or contact:

Judy Campbell:
SER-SCSEP Colorado
484 Turner Dr. Unit E-102
Durango, CO 81303
(970) 385-3995

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Unchain My HEART

La Plata Youth Services is proud to announce our fundraising event Unchain My HEART: a multi-media youth art exhibit and silent auction. We will be holding this event on February 13th at Open Shutter Gallery. All submissions by youth artists are due on January 8th. Digital photo copies of the art must be submitted by December 19th.  All participating artists must submit an entry form.

Entries are limited to three works per person. All youth may price their artwork how they wish, and will receive all the proceeds from the sale of their artwork. Fundraising for La Plata Youth Services will be primarily based on proceeds from our silent auction. Youth may donate art to LPYS, but are not required to donate their art nor the proceeds from the sale of that artwork.

Until then, we are hosting a workshop on December 13th to help youth create some works of art. This workshop will be at the Durango Arts Center from 1-3. We will have an art instructor/art therapist to assist youth in the creative process.

Please download these documents if you or someone you know is interested in participating:

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If you have questions about the process, please contact or call (970)385-4440.

If you would like to volunteer time to help with the planning and during the event please contact or call (970)385-4440.

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