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Development Program
The Lawrence Youth Team is building a Youth Center in Lawrence

Learn More About the Project and

Support Pro-Social Programming for Some of Lawrence's Hardest to Reach Youth People

Looking for a Fresh Start? 

Was a traditional high school not a good fit for your? Are you a young adult looking to increase your employability? One of our programs could be a good fit for you. 

See If You Are a Fit

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  • Domingo

    Domingo came to the United States as a teenager. Lacking English language skills and a high school Diploma, he joined YouthBuild Lawrence in his early 20's. After graduating, Domingo went on to qualify for his contractor's license, become an accomplished carpenter, and worked at YouthBuild Lawrence as a Carpentry Trainer for 12 years. In 2016, Domingo left YouthBuild to become the Lawrence Municipal Airport Working Foreman. Domingo still resides in Lawrence with is wife and 2 children.

  • Christian

    Christian was arrested first time at age 12 for trespassing and breaking an entry., He was arrested 4 times, was in and out of lock up centers, and committed to DYS before he ended up with the Lawrence Youth Team. During his 5 years with the Lawrence Youth Team, he received his High school diploma, enrolled in college, and became a father. Christian credits the LYT with changing his life trajectory. Without their intervention, he might be selling drugs, gang involved, or serving a lengthy jail sentence. Instead he is is a committed father and employed full time as a Carpentry Trainer with Lawrence Family Development.

  • Xiomara

    As a 23 year old, single mother to three young boys, Xiomara took full advantage of the of the YouthBuild Program. While she was challenged by the demands of extended family needs, financial concerns and lingering emotional trials, she excelled at every opportunity, and developed leadership and team work skills. In the classroom, she worked diligently to master concepts, which resulted in her proudly earning the Hi-SET.  Upon graduation, she enrolled in a Pharmacy Technician Program and graduated with a 3.9 GPA.

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