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Three Students Earn STEM Honors


2018 GOLDEN GEAR RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED At this year’s YDO Gives Thanks, Director of STEM Programs, Doug Prime, recognized the achievements of three students who have demonstrated exceptional…

Future Leaders Learn from Local Legend


A group of Lawrence’s future leaders (aka YDO Kids) had a special opportunity to learn directly from one of this country’s most generous and successful entrepreneurs. Bill Cummings, founder…

2018 Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race


YDO KIDS WIN IN LKSR EXPERIENCE YDO teams used bike parts, flotation devices, lumber, and water propulsion and steering systems as well as a lot of creativity and ingenuity at the Lowell Kinetic Sculpture…

**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…