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Back to Kinetic Sculpture Racing


Grounded for the past two years, our engineering students have not been able to participate in the Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race. The team resurrected their sculpture from 2019 and made a number of…

Performing Project Returns in 2022


After being silenced by the pandemic for two years, our musical theatre program with the Performing Project came roaring back in 2022! With founder and director Maggie Budzyna now living and…

Scholarships for Young Men of Color


Based in Baltimore, Maryland, We Will All Rise is an organization providing academic scholarships and career mentoring support to young men of color. Founder and CEO Ricardo Neal was raised in Lawrence…

YDO Postsecondary Pathways Class of 2022


This year’s college admissions season has been another one for the record books. Across the U.S., institutions continued to see application numbers climb. In fact, compared to 2019/20, the Common…

State Delegation Secures $200K for YDO


The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) passed by Congress was signed into law by President Biden in March 2021 and provided $1.9 Trillion to bolster the economy in response to the COVID-19…

YDO New Year’s Party Moved to Zoom


This holiday season, YDO is keeping it casual–the theme for our annual New Year’s kickoff event will be a “pajama party”. Due to the rapidly-increasing community spread of Covid,…