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.

News and Upcoming Events
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WYA Executive Committee
President — open 
Vice President — Stephanie Arndt 
Treasurer — Barry Fogel
Secretary — Trisha Crowe 
Fundraising — Margie Greenfield

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

WYA Staff 
Oakland County Caseworker — Candy Hlivka
Secretary — Michele Liotino 
Betty Fortino Phoenix Scholarship: Rising Above Challenge
Waterford Youth Assistance is accepting applications, June 1, 2014 – September 30, 2014, for the Betty Fortino Phoenix Scholarship: Rising Above Challenge. To apply for scholarship, applicant must:
• Register as a high school senior for the 2014/2015 school year 
• Attend a Waterford High School, alternative or private institution in Waterford
• Reside in the Waterford School District
Applications are available at www.waterfordyouthassistane.com, 
waterfordya@msn.com or by calling 248.618.7383.

Rethinking ADHD - What Works, What Doesn't and Why
The Waterford Youth Assistance Family Education committee is hosting "Rethinking ADHD - What Works, What Doesn't and Why" on September 30, 2014. 

The workshop is for parents, educators, service providers and professional staff to learn practical and powerful tools to teach respectful and responsible behavior. The program starts at 6:30 p.m. in room 109 of the Waterford Parks and Recreation Building at 5640 Williams Lake Road. 

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. 

Bucket of Love Meet & Greet September 16, 2014
Waterford Youth Assistance seeks volunteers to participate in our Bucket of Love program for the 2014_2015 school year. We are hosting a Meet and Greet on Tuesday, September 16 at 9:30 a.m. Room 109 of the Waterford Parks and Recreation Building at 5640 Williams Lake Road.

Bucket of Love mentors meet weekly with their matched mentee in the Waterford school. Events are planned throughout the year like lunch with Santa, Dan the Creature Man and the End of Year breakfast.

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.

Save the Date - Annual Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 22, 2014 11:30 a.m. at the White Lake Oaks Banquet Facility. 


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