Lakes Center for Youth and Families

Ensuring the Success of Youth

aka LC4YF   |   Forest Lake, MN   |  www.lc4yf.org

Mission

LC4YF provides support and guidance to youth and their families. We have an array of services through our Counseling, Intervention, and Enrichment programs.

Ruling year info

1978

Executive Director

Linda Madsen

Main address

20 Lake Street North Suite 103

Forest Lake, MN 55025 USA

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Formerly known as

Forest Lake Area Youth Service Bureau, Inc.

Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau

EIN

41-1322058

NTEE code info

Alcohol, Drug Abuse (Prevention Only) (F21)

Youth Community Service Clubs (O51)

Family Services (Adolescent Parents) (P45)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Intervention

Follows a restorative justice model that brings together the youth, their family, and the community to offer redirection and support. Education classes are offered for parents and teens. We also offer Chemical Health services for youth such as Chemical Health Screenings, Rules 25 Health assessment

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

We provide afterschool programming for children in grades 4-6 to learn positive decision-making skills, a summer safety camp for children and teen volunteers, and in-school classes and work-based learning with local businesses in partnership with Forest Lake Area Schools.

Population(s) Served

We seek to build and strengthen our community through our work with children, adults, and family systems. Life transitions, difficult circumstances, and mental health-related symptoms without support can feel overwhelming and isolating. Our counseling center uses evidence-based approaches and therapy to treat a variety of conditions such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, and trauma-related disorders.

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Awards

Meets Standards Award 2005

MN Charities Review Council

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We are committed to making sure every young person that enters our doors can find the resources they need to make their life better.

We do this by strengthening positive connections and relationships youth have with their families and their community. Youth who show up at LC4YF are listened to and empowered with skills to help them shape their futures. The reasons they come to LC4YF may vary – they may want to find ways to help their community, learn how to find and keep a job, develop stronger social skills, build better relationships with their families, or get beyond addiction.

LC4YF offers a broad spectrum of programs and services for all youth and their families. Staff members intentionally plan experiences to draw in youth who may otherwise fall through the cracks and engage them in community volunteerism and skill building activities that are meaningful and relevant. They also provide professional guidance and counseling to youth who are struggling or engaging in delinquent activities.

Healthy Relationships: In 2016
• 86% of youth completing counseling services reported significant improvement regarding relationships with family and friends.
• 64% of recovering clients attended Our Place Recovery Group more than once during the year; 25% of recovering clients attended on an on-going basis (4 or more sessions)
• 97% of youth completing the Community Justice/Diversion program reported a greater understanding of how their behavior and choices affect themselves and others

Meaningful involvement:
• 59% reported that they would have been home alone, unsupervised, home with siblings or hanging out with friends had they not participated in the after-school activity
• 66% of participants said they would volunteer as a result of doing community service
• 82% of mentored youth participated on a consistent, ongoing basis
• 60% of youth completing Teen Intervene services reported reducing or quitting their chemical use.

Relevant Learning Experiences:
• 78% of youth referred to the program due to illegal activities (property offenses, assault, alcohol and drug offenses, status offenses) had no further involvement with the juvenile justice system one year after program completion.
• 85% of youth completing the Community Justice/Diversion program and 71% of counseling clients reported increased decision-making skills one year after program completion.
• 90% of youth completing counseling services reported an improvement in the problem they addressed in counseling (of those 71% reported a significant improvement).

Financials

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Lakes Center for Youth and Families

Board of directors
as of 4/22/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

James Schoppenhorst


Board co-chair

Richard Peterson

Forest Lake Police Department

Term: 2020 - 2022

Bea Zaruba

no affiliation

Jim Schoppenhorst

Rich Ottomeyer

Richard Peterson

Brian Alm

Mike Aschenbrener

Brett Carlson

Paul Hoppe

Dale Hager

Joe Kryschyshen

Kathy Lillis

Kelly Novak

Brian Mueller

Fran Miron

Jim Gillach

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/22/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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