The mission of the Lakota YouthStay program is to foster authentic, mutually rewarding and sustainable friendships between Native American youth and people in Eastern Massachusetts with the goal of inspiring hope and creating cultural understanding and awareness.
Sign Up Your Youth
Apply for the Lakota YouthStay Experience
Host a Lakota Youth
Develop friendships and learn about Native American culture and history

Connecting 10 to 15-year-olds from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota with hosts in the Greater Boston area for 9 days of exploration and discovery, building friendships and engagement through shared activities of interest. 

Our 2023 LYS Summer program was fabulous!  Check out the photos on our FB page and in the Photo Gallery!
The 2024 LYS Summer program is tentatively scheduled for
July 2 – 11. Youth Application deadline is Feb 5, 2024.

Check out our Pine Ridge Volunteer Trips!


Lakota YouthStay is a program of One Spirit

Photos from LYS 2023