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Northshore September 2015

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88 | MAY + JUNE 2015 nshoremag.com 88 nshoremag.com November 2012 27 BARNARD STREET . ANDOVER, MA 01810 978.475.9669 . WWW.LESFLEURS.COM FLORAL HOME GARDEN 88 in-depth LIVE common legal issues. In time she came on board as a full-time staff member, and five years ago, Lyskowsky became Director of Alternative Youth Programs for the Lawrence Family Development and Education Fund. She embraced YouthBuild's approach of giving non- court-ordered, no-strings-attached assistance with education, job skills, and career development to a popu- lation in need. "None of these young people wanted to be here," she says. "Unfortunately, they faced life chal- lenges that, a lot of times, were out of their control." At the moment, YouthBuild Lawrence has 33 stu- dents from the city and around the Merrimack Valley, each of whom follows a similar path through the pro- gram. It starts with an orientation stage called Mental Toughness, during which new students acquire IDs and birth certificates, learn about their community, and tap into their own ambitions and aspirations. (As a mat- Construction manager Greg Earls (left) and trainer Domingo Corona

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