Waterford Youth Assistance
5640 Williams Lake Road, Suite 201                            Phone: 248-618-7383
Waterford, MI 48329                                                     Fax:      248-618-7392
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Waterford Youth Assistance (WYA) is an active group of community leaders and representatives guided by professional staff  whose mission is  to help strengthen youth and families and to prevent and reduce juvenile delinquency, child neglect and child abuse by providing positive alternatives, through short term counseling and volunteer involvement.

The organization is over 60 years old and is continually striving to impact the lives of youth and families in the Waterford community.

WYA has numerous committees and activities. The Board of Directors believes that the entire Waterford community is a vital part of this organizations's success and therefore encourages the citizens of Waterford to be a part of the events, accomplishments, and future goals.

WYA's programs are community based and developed by volunteers who live or work in Waterford.  Professional staff serve as advisors to this non-profit 501(c) 3 organization.  Programs and services are sponsored by Waterford Township, Waterford School District and the Oakland County Circuit Court - Family Division.

We are always in need of volunteers and can find a place for your interest.  Our programs include Bucket of Love, Camping Scholarships, Family and Youth Education, Fundraising, Public Relations and Volunteer Development, Shoplifting Prevention, Youth Enrichment, and Youth Recognition - we are always looking for new, interactive "hands-on" preventative programs that help us to achieve our mission.

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WYA Executive Committee
President — Julie Brown
Past President — Stephanie Arndt 
Vice President — Grant Smith
Treasurer — Barry Fogel
Secretary — Trisha Crowe 
Volunteer at Large — Margie Greenfield

WYA Volunteer Program Chairpersons
Bucket of Love — Margie Greenfield
Camp Scholarships— Trisha Crowe
Family Education — Iris Carey
Finance & Budget — open
Fundraising — open
Mentors Plus — Grant Smith
P/R & Membership Committee — open
Shoplifting Prevention — Howard Piotrovsky
Youth Enrichment — SueAnne Roth
Youth Recognition — Christie Kay

WYA Staff 
Oakland County Caseworker — Candy Hlivka
Secretary — Michele Liotino 
2015 Annual Youth Recognition on Night April 29, 2015
Waterford Youth Assistance is accepting nominations for the Annual Waterford Youth Recognition Night. Nominate a Waterford student for making a positive impact on our community. 

Download the form here. Nominations are due Thursday, March 19, 2015 by email waterfordya@msn.com; fax 248.618.7392 or snail mail 5640 Williams Lake Road, Suite 201 Waterford, MI 48329. 

All nominees, nominators and friends are invited to attend the event on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at Kettering's Center for Performing Arts. Ceremony starts at 7:00 p.m.

March is Parenting Awareness Month - WYA Family and Youth Education Committee is hosting Disciplined Parenting and Confident Children on Wednesday, March 19, 2015
The Waterford Youth Assistance Family and Youth Education Committee is sponsoring Disciplined Parenting and Confident Children to celebrate the March Parenting Awareness Month. This free seminar is presented by Bernie Les, PhD, director of Insight Psychological Services, psychologist and professional parent educator.  

WYA Looking for Volunteers
Waterford Youth Assistance is looking for area residents and businesses to volunteer with WYA. Volunteer opportunities include board of directors, executive committee and Bucket of Love mentors. Contact us if you would like to get involved with the Waterford youth. 

Youth Enrichment Scholarships 
Waterford Youth Assistance offers Youth Enrichment scholarships to help a Waterford student attend an activity they might not be able to due to financial constraints. Applicants must meet the financial requirements with the W2, bridge card, disability or WSD free /reduced lunch program paperwork. Download the .pdf file or contact the WYA office for an application.


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