Preparing youth for their future through after-school and workforce readiness programs
Programs we offer:
Tried and True
Forest Lake Area Safety Camp
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.
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.
High School students now have the opportunity to explore various careers and experience them in a real work setting while getting paid and earning school credit. This program is in partnership with Forest Lake Area High School.
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.
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.
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!
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.