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.

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….

COVID-19: An Evolving Situation


“For a while, life is not going to be [normal] in the US. We have to just accept that if we want to do what’s best for the American public.” – Dr. Anthony FauciDirector, National…

YDO Spring Term is Moving Online!


The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are being felt by everyone. Our state and local response, while inconvenient and uncomfortable, has protected thousands of people from contracting and spreading…

Once On This Island … in the round!


On July 1st and 2nd, YDO Kids and the Performing Project team put on yet another spectacular performance. For the eighth summer in a row, this two-week intensive theater program was directed by its…