Lakes Center for Youth and Families

In 1976, a group of concerned citizens, law enforcement officers and educators came together in to create the Forest Lake Youth Service Bureau, a diversion service to keep first time young offenders from re-offending. Over the past 34 years, the programs have evolved to include youth enrichment & leadership and family support in addition to early intervention for youth, ages 9 to 18 years. In 2006, the agency changed its name to Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau, to reflect its expanded service area that includes the Forest Lake School District in Washington and Anoka counties, and all of Chisago County.

Type(s) of Youth Work


Age Group(s) Supported

6 - 9 years old, 10 - 12 years old, 13 - 15 years old, 16 - 18 years old