Preparing youth for their future through after-school and workforce readiness programs

Programs we offer:

Job Connection

Tried and True

Youth First

Forest Lake Area Safety Camp

Enrichment Services

Lay the foundation for your child’s success through Lake Center For Youths Enrichment programs. Our team hosts multiple types of programs throughout the year. From afterschool and summer activities or our workforce readiness courses, our staff and volunteers will help nurture your child for the future.

Workforce Readiness

The Job Connection program has temporarily been paused through at least August due to COVID-19.

This program connects youth with residents in the Forest Lake Area and Chisago County. Residents hire youth to help them with their household chores such as yard work or cleaning. Residents get an extra hand, and youth receive payment for the work.

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Teens can work one-on-one with a professional mechanic in a real shop setting. This hands-on program teaches kids to repair small engines and also develop professional skills.

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After-School/Summer Programs

Kids in grades 4-6 in Chisago County can join this program at their elementary school! Learn about refusal skills, positive decision making, as well as have exciting presenters such as the K-9 Unit and EMS.

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Come check out our new summer program! Whether you’re interested in digging in the dirt (Gardening program) or delving into dungeons (Dungeons & Dragons program), we want to invite you to join us for some outdoor fun! You can join for one program or both. We welcome all youth- from first time gardener or advanced druid with a green thumb. You will learn decision making skills, stress management, and more!

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At this 2-day camp, children (entering 3-5th grade) have the opportunity to experiences and learn about a variety of safety issues. From first aid from EMS, bike safety with the FLPD, and special presenters, this is a fun and exciting way for children to practice safety.

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Contact LC4YF!

Directory/Extension #

101 - Sarah Curtis
102 - Lindsay Doten
103 - Rebecca Bowers
104 - Carrie Niles
106 - Jenny Birkholz
107 - Emma Norwood
108 - Jenna Jones
109 - Linda Madsen
111 - Clarissa Zemke
112 - Linda Pasicznyk 
114 - Jamie Prettner


20 Lake Street North, Suite 103, Forest Lake, MN


LC4YF staff are mostly working remotely.

We are open by appointment only.