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The Lawrence Youth Team provides comprehensive services to the most hard to reach young men in the City of Lawrence. Originally developed as part of the Massachusetts Safe and Successful Youth Initiative in 2013, the LYT follows a 5 tier model. 

The Lawrence Youth Team model is focused on proven-risk disconnected young people ages 17 to 24

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                                        Breaking the Cycle
    • Social Intervention: Changing habits through Social and Emotional support with LIfe Skills Training
    • Community Mobilization: Establishing effective community partnerships
    • Suppression: Engagement activities (basketball, weightliftng, boxing, rock climbing, chess)
    • Prevention: Transitional Counseling
    • Establishing Opportunities: Basic education, vocational and employment training
    • Mental & Behavioral Health Services: traditional and non-traditional 1 on 1 and group counseling
    • General Health and Safety
    • Phsyical Health and Wellness
    • Trauma Counseling

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                                          Reaching the Potential
    • Education: HiSET/ESL classes
    • Job Training: Construction, Culinary Arts, Landscaping, Carpentry, Office Work, Human Services
    • Life Skills: Financial Literacy, Parenting, Urban Survival program
    • Career Exploration/ Pathways: Internship to Hire program
    • Work Readiness Skills
    • Enrichment Opportunities: Photography, Muraling, Swimming Lessons
    • Volunteering & Civic Engagement
    • Entrepreneurship

    Lawrence Youth Team members helped with building out
    the Lawrence Family Development Charter School's  STEM
    Center. From left to right (Michael, Nicholas, & Marc)

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                            Pathways to Success
    • Employment: Advanced Unsubsidized employment opportunities
    • Assistance on Career Pathways: Trade Certifications (Osha, PACT, ServSafe, First Aid)
    • Continued Follow-up Support and Engagement: On-going case management
    • Mentoring: Community partnerships and relationships
    • Community Leadership
    • Economic Self Sufficiency and Fiscal Responsibility
    • Social Enterprise(s)
    • Legal Support