When amazing things are happening every day, a monthly newsletter does not do justice! Check this page for more frequent updates on the happenings, news, and events of YDO.

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,…

A Covid-Free YDO Summer


Challenged with planning a safe, in-person YDO Summer, our young leaders, John Diaz (Soph, NECC) and Camille Lopez (Gr. 12, LHS-ALA), were able to limit the daily size of our program to 50% of capacity…

Message to Parents re:Spring Term


Hi everyone! This message contains a lot of information about Spring in-person and virtual programs. Please read fully, and contact Mark if you have questions or would like to register for…

Halloween in the Time of Covid


The YDO team is not quite as efficient as St. Nick … But, in two nights, we visited 110+ households all across Lawrence and brought a little Halloween joy (and candy!) to our students and families….