This Sunday is November’s special collection plate donation. The recipient of the collection plate will go to LYFS, Lexington Youth and Family Services, the free accessible teen counseling center housed at First Parish. LYFS operates in partnership with the Lexington Public Schools. Two First Parish members, Connee Counts, Co-President, and Anne Khudari, Clerk, serve on the Board.
Besides the counseling center, Lexington Youth and Family Services brought an upstream, evidence-based suicide prevention program, Sources of Strength (SOS), to Lexington High School in 2015. In its second year, SOS been building a community of caring teens and adults in Lexington. Two members of the LYFS Youth Board, Emily Zhang and Bill Gao, will discuss the work they are doing at Lexington High School.