La Plata Youth Services

A nonprofit organization

$6,091 raised by 53 donors

76% complete

$8,000 Goal

Youth Testimonials

"Working with La Plata Youth Services helped me a lot because everyone truly cares about me, and helps however they can."

"Usually I feel excluded, but here I feel included."

"This program has helped me by having someone to talk to, being able to express myself, and have passion in things again like biking, art, and self-respect."

"I feel accepted at La Plata Youth Services."

"From my experience in Youth Services, I have learned that if I stay on the right path and achieve the goals I set for myself, I will live a better life, and become a better person."


La Plata Youth Services supports and advocates for youth facing challenges in school, home, or court.

Background Statement

La Plata Youth Services (LPYS) was founded in 1994 to provide a continuum of services to youth facing challenges in school, in court, and at home in La Plata County. We work with individual students and their families to help them increase their resiliency, confidence, and relationship-building within the community.

LPYS offers the following programs: 1) Youth Diversion, 2) Communities-in-Schools Partnership, and 3) Radical Possibilities Mentoring. Additionally, LPYS serves as the support agency for the La Plata County Collaborative Management Program and is a key partner and services provider in the Hub Therapeutic Program. During summer months, LPYS works with other local youth-serving agencies like Lifeways to support positive youth engagement programming for students.

Organization Data


Organization name

La Plata Youth Services

other names


Year Established


Tax id (EIN)



Youth Development

Organization Size

Large Organization


2490 Main Avenue
Durango, CO 81301

Service areas

La Plata County, CO, US



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