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Making a differencein the lives of youth in La Plata County

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

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Our ultimate vision is that youth in La Plata County are empowered and have the support and resources they need to strengthen their well-being and engage positively in their community.

Our Core Values

Social JusticeWe advocate for equity

IntegrityWe foster fair, honest relationships and communication

CompassionWe practice empathy and acceptance

CreativityWe seek innovative ways to provide strength-based services

CollaborationWe create progress by working together as a community



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