Lawrence Assistance Reaching Youth

To apply, please complete our online application in Fall 2016. A background check will be sent to you at a later point. Have any questions? Contact

LARY Buddy Recognition

The LARY program owes its success to our great Lawrence volunteers. Here are a few of our outstanding volunteers.

Rachel Welch

"I volunteer as a LARY Buddy because it's a fun and regular way to give back to the community with a fairly low time-commitment.  It may not seem like much, just going to class or recess with your buddy for 2 hours a week, but my own eyes have seen that it means the world to them...Anyone who enjoys working with kids and wants to share their time and energy with a child who needs it would be a great fit for the program.  Being a LARY Buddy has been rewarding for my little buddy and for me."

Adam Tenasaputra

"The experience of working with kids is great, you learn a lot from them, from the material that is needed to construct a light saber to learning how to say good afternoon in Japanese. And often you learn things about them you never expected, experiences you never thought you (as a kid) would go through. Being a LARY Buddy is beneficial for the community, the kids, and you. Because just by your presence, and your experience and knowledge from the time you were a kid, you may help them more than you know."

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