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Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau, Inc.

Our mission is to “Ensure the Success of Youth” by offering programs and services that reflect our belief that youth will be successful when relationships are strong, communities are caring, families are involved and supportive, harmony is restored, and youth have the skills and opportunities for citizenship. .

Mission Statement
Review Completed: 3/9/2012
244 North Lake Street
Forest Lake, MN 55025
Phone: 651-464-3685
Fax: 651-464-3687
Other Names Used YSB, LAYSB
EIN 41-1322058
Principal Staff Jeanne Walz, Executive Director
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE) 7
Number of Volunteers 161
Number of Clients Served 1,135
Donated Goods Accepts donated goods
Tags / Keywords Children & Families
General Information
Board Chair Erin Turner
Number of Board Members 12
Board meetings with quorum 8
Average Member Attendance at Board Meetings 8.13
Publicly Available Documents Most Recent 990
Most Recent Audit
Community Justice/Diversion -83% of youth referred to the program due to illegal activities (property offenses, assault, alcohol and drug offenses, status offenses) had no further involvement with the juvenile justice system one year after program completion. Of youth who were referred to our program but did not participate or refused our services, 44% re-contacted with the juvenile justice system during the same time period. -96% of youth completing the Community Justice/Diversion program reported a greater understanding of how their behavior and choices affect themselves and others. Youth and Family Counseling -78% of clients completing counseling reported improvement in the problem they addressed in counseling (of those, 55% reported significant improvement). -75% of clients completing counseling reported significant improvement in relationships with family and friends. Teen Enrichment and Mentoring Activities -73% of participants participate on a regular basis -95% improve or maintain positive behavior/social skills within the program -83% demonstrate a sense of mastery -91% improve or maintain average or better grades in school -59% reported that they would have been home alone, unsupervised, home with siblings or hanging out with friends had they not participated in the after-school activity. Making Connections Mentoring Program 89% of youth maintained positive behavior and achieved 50% or more of their goals -84% of youth improved or maintained average or better grades in school -86 % participated on a consistent, ongoing basis -85% of matches lasted more than six months (30% lasted more than 12 months)
Current Goals
To fulfill the mission of Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau by increasing a youth's sense of belonging and worth through focusing on multiple supportive relationships with adults and peers, creating meaningful opportunties for involvement and providing challenging and engaging activities and learning experiences in a safe, nurturing environment.
Community or Constituency Served
At-risk youth ages 10-18 and their families
Geographic Area Served
Forest Lake ISD #831 and also all of Chisago County
Impact and Programs

3 Year Average Expenses

Program Services: $376,657 84.3%
Management: $32,089 7.2%
Fundraising: $38,205 8.5%

Unrestricted Net Assets

2011 2010 2009
End of Year: $412,039 $378,882 $378,846
Beginning of Year $378,882 $378,846 $0
Difference $33,157 $36 $378,846
Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990 $412,039
Based on information provided on 2009 to 2011
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