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.

**Emergency Response Info**


All YDO families are safe and accounted for. Until further damage can be assessed, we know of only one student who lost her home. We will communicate specific needs as they are identified. For the citywide…

2018: Our Biggest YDO Summer Yet (Again!)


YDO Summer is an engaging academic program and a unique leadership development opportunity: designed and delivered by kids, for kids. This year’s program broke all YDO records, with 160 students…

YDO Mini-Golf at Lawrence High School


YDO & LHS STEM PARTNERSHIP YIELDS IMPRESSIVE DEMONSTRATION On June 11th, YDO and Lawrence High School (LHS) celebrated the successful first year of “STEM Design 325.” This year-long…

Parents-Only Paint Night


MAY THE 4TH (BE WITH YOU) On Friday, May 4th, YDO hosted its annual Parents-Only Paint Nite, a favorite event among families and staff! YDO’s Fine Arts Fellow, Adam Hernandez led a group of 22…

MADI Region 5 Champions


This year’s regional competition was held Saturday, March 24th at Greater Lawrence Technical School. The two YDO teams have been working on their challenges for the duration of the school year,…

1st Place in MA Science Olympiad


Since 2008, YDO has made it possible for students in Lawrence to participate in the Massachusetts Science Olympiad. This year’s tournament was held on Saturday, March 3rd at Assumption…