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.

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…

YDO Named to National Coalition


On September 10th, YDO’s executive director, Mark Kampert, was in New York City to attend the 2016 National Opportunity Summit. Co-chaired by former MA Governor Deval Patrick, the Summit convened a cross-sector…

TD Bank “Bring Change” to YDO


On Friday, August 12th, TD Bank opened its South Broadway branch to “Bring Change” for YDO.  YDO Summer staff and students were at the bank all day to meet & greet customers…

Performing Project Stars Shine at BCT


This summer, two of the Performing Project’s brightest stars, Genesis Toledo and Christopher Vega, both rising seniors at Lawrence High, won scholarships to attend Studio Four (a summer session)…