20161110_164520(0).jpgIf you are a hands-on type of person and are interested in a mechanical field for a future career, Tried and True is for you! Tried and True Small Engines is a Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau program for teens 15-18 years old in the Forest Lake area and Chisago County.

What will I be doing at Tried and True? You’ll be working with a professional mechanic and 2-3 other teens in a real shop setting learning how to diagnose, repair, and sell small engines! Small engines include lawn mowers, snow blowers, weed whips, and more! The shop is in Wyoming, MN, just north of Splitrocks Entertainment Center.

What is the commitment? Tried and True is a 12-week session. Shop nights are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-6:30pm. The next session will begin in January. We are currently accepting applications!

What do I get out of it? Teens will gain real world experience that is applicable for them now and for their future. Teens can use Tried and True as a work reference for job applications, as previous experience on resumes, and they will learn invaluable skills that are necessary to enter the workforce.

How do I apply? Simply contact Jenna Jones with LAYSB at 651-464-3685 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Or download an application by visiting our website at www.ysblakesarea.org and click on the Tried & True logo to the right. Once you return the completed application, you will be contacted to set up an interview for the program.

If you would like more information on Tried and True or have questions, contact Matt Howard with LAYSB at 651-464-3685 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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