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YDO STEMinistas ‘Making the Grade’


SPARKING ENTHUSIASM FOR SCIENCE Through the hard work and connections of Science Club for Girls, YDO’s Cambridge-based partner, a group of our middle school ladies will forever remember that time…

YDO Enters Methuen Festival of Trees


About a year ago, Mike Diodati approached YDO’s staff looking for an opportunity to volunteer to help the organization. YDO’s answer to Mike was “What are you passionate about? What…

YDO Names Parent Volunteer of the Year


On Tuesday, November 22nd, YDO hosted the second annual YDO Gives Thanks, a potluck dinner to celebrate another year of family, friends, and accomplishment. At this event, the most important tradition…

Passion Becomes Project Leadership


AP GRANTEES UPDATE YDO LIBRARY In the spring of 2016, Camille Lopez (Gr. 7, LCA) went home from her YDO afterschool program and told her mom that she wanted to help make YDO’s library better….

TD Bank Sends YDO to Cheer On Bruins


YDO scored a block of Bruins tickets thanks to TD Bank’s Community Clubhouse initiative. In the past, YDO had only been invited to Celtics games. However, we learned this fall that YDO and Lawrence…

YDO Executive Director Honored by BBJ


KAMPERT NAMED “40 UNDER 40” YDO’s Executive Director Mark Kampert has been selected as one of the Boston Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” for 2016. The BBJ 40 Under 40 spotlights business…