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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…

MA Representative DiZoglio Visits YDO


On Tuesday, October 18th, MA Representative Diana DiZoglio (14th Essex District) toured YDO’s facility in the Everett Mill for the first time. The Representative spent the majority of her visit…

The 5th Taste of the Merrimack Valley


On Wednesday, October 5th, YDO hosted its annual fundraiser, the Taste of the the Merrimack Valley. The evening drew a wonderful crowd of family and friends. YDO students performed, delivered speeches,…

New Logos Make It Official


The change is now complete. In July, YDO acquired three vans from First Choice Transit, Inc., a family-owned business that has partnered with YDO for the past eight years.  The purchase of the…