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Please support us in "Guiding Successful Futures" and make a positive impact on a young person’s life.


View our "Wish List"!

Everyone has a different way of how they like to give back to the community. With that in mind, we have created a wish list! You can choose to purchase the item directly and have it shipped/delivered to Lakes Center for Youth & Families (LC4YF) or make a monetary donation in the amount of the item you select.

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Read more ways your financial investment will continue the important work of LAYSB

Thank You for your partnership with LC4YF as we continue to fulfill our mission: "Guiding Successful Futures"

LC4YF has received the Charities Review Council’s seal of approval for meeting all standards of accountability.

Charities Review Council - Meets Standards

Lakes Center for Youth & Families exsists to serve the public good.  And, we depend on the financial support of donors like you to pursue our important mission. Because you have the right to expect that the charities you support will operate responsibly and will use your gift for the purpose for which it has been given, we feel it is important to do all we can to demonstrate our accountability to you.

That’s why we jumped at the chance to be reviewed through the Charities Review Council’s Accountability Standards initiative.   The Council’s “Meets Standards” seal provides a public, concise and accessible indicator of a charity’s commitment to accountable and ethical practices. This voluntary public review evaluates our performance to ensure that our operations, structure and policies meet widely accepted standards of accountability and transparency. The review is conducted every three years.

The Council’s Accountability Standards consists of 27 standards, which addresses a charity performance in four critical areas: public disclosure, governance, financial activity, and fundraising

Charities that meet all of the Council’s Accountability Standards are granted the use of the Council’s “Meets Standards” seal. Results of the public reviews are posted online at

Trust is the lifeblood of charities and achieving the “Meets Standards” seal is one very effective way to help us demonstrate our trustworthiness to our donors and the giving public.

Lakes Center for Youth & Families is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization.  All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.