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.

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)…

End-of-Summer Exhibition 2016


A SHOWCASE TO SEE!! On Thursday, August 4th the students and staff of YDO Summer 2016 welcomed friends and family to enjoy the presentation of projects and performances from their five weeks of…

Performing Project 2016


YDO’s annual effort with Maggie Budzyna & The Performing Project raised the musical theatre bar in Lawrence yet again. Sixty (60) YDO students took part in auditions, ten full days of rehearsals,…

Liberty Mutual Volunteers Kick Start STEM Lab Buildout


On Friday, May 13th, volunteers from Liberty Mutual Insurance Group visited YDO for a very productive day of service. #ServeWithLiberty The team helped to buildout a second STEM lab, doubling YDO’s…