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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…

YDO Gives Thanks 2019


On Tuesday, Nov 26th, YDO held its 5th YDO Gives Thanks, a potluck Thanksgiving dinner for our students and families. We are grateful for everyone who attended or contributed! This was our best-attended…

We Got It, Again!


THANKS, CUMMINGS FOUNDATION! In 2015, YDO received a grant from the Cummings Foundation’s $100K for 100 program this award fundamentally changed our organization. YDO acquired First…

YDO 2018: Another Amazing Year


THANKS TO ALL OUR SUPPORTERS! The last several years at YDO have been marked by tremendous growth, in students served and programs delivered, and 2018 was no exception! Over the last year, we worked…