mentoringThe Friends Make a Difference mentoring program is a partnership between Fairview Medical Center, YMCA Forest Lake, and Lakes Center for Youth & Families. The program is offered to schools in the Forest Lake, North Branch and Chisago Lakes School Districts. The mission of Friends Make a Difference is to encourage children and youth to recognize and develop their full potential through trusting and supportive relationships with caring adults from the community.

Lakes Center for Youth & Families serves the youth and families in the Forest Lake School District in Washington and Anoka counties and all of Chisago County of Minnesota.

We are no longer accepting youth applications for our Making Connection Mentoring Program.

Stay tuned for "Career Focused Mentoring"!


Making Connections Mentoring Program is goal-oriented & designed to provide youth ages 10-17 with an opportunity to build a positive and encouraging relationship with a supportive adult in the community.

Characteristics of youth served are those seeking:

Upcoming Programs

offered by Lakes Center for Youth & Families

No upcoming event!