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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…

Teams Prepare for MADI 2018


This fall our Destination Imagination teams have been busy wracking their brains on instant challenges and coming together to solidify the true definition of “team”. YDO’s two competing teams…

2017 Golden Gear Recipients Announced


3 STUDENTS EARN HONORS FROM YDO’S STEM DESIGN LAB At this year’s YDO Gives Thanks, Director of STEM Programs, Doug Prime, recognized the achievements of three students who have demonstrated…

The 6th Taste of the Merrimack Valley


AMAZING FOOD FOR A WORTHY CAUSE On Wednesday, October 11th, YDO hosted its annual fundraiser, the Taste of the the Merrimack Valley. This year, YDO had the honor of breaking in a beautiful new event…