LYSOA Inc. is a 501© 3 Community Based Organization. The mission of Lynn Youth Street Outreach Advocacy (LYSOA) is to empower the highest risk youth in our community to reach a positive purpose in life. LYSOA provides advocacy and outreach services to all high-risk youth, young adults, and their families in the community.
We organize and conduct outreach activities, by encouraging involvement in community development, assisting in job search, providing case management for our participants and their families, street outreach advocacy and provide assistance to the juvenile court system. LYSOA provides service to youth between the ages of 12-24 years old.
LYSOA’s purpose is to reach out to youth, young adults and their parents lacking a positive direction in life. LYSOA interacts on a street level, building relationships and offering the following: services such as: job search, education referrals, community development, and family development. In collaboration with the Lynn Juvenile Probation Department we assist our youth with the different types of behavioral challenges they are facing on a daily basis. We also offer our youth an opportunity to find solutions to their differences other than violence. LYSOA also offers our at-risk and proven risk conflict resolution by using mediation techniques. Our participants (at risk and proven risk) receive an initial basic assessment, which consists of questions regarding their childhood to present in order to provide the appropriate services, and then referred to counseling providers for further evaluation.