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HAVE YOU NOTICED A YOUTH DOING EXCEPTIONAL COMMUNITY SERVICE?

Help recognize them by nominating them for WYA 2020 YOUTH RECOGNITION AWARD NIGHT 



Waterford Youth Assistance acknowledges and celebrates youth for exceptional community service deeds.  Honorees will be recognized at the Annual Youth Recognition Award Night Event on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at Waterford Kettering High School.  

Nominations are welcome from schools, coaches, churches, clubs/organizations, hospitals, fire and police departments, or anyone who has witnessed a student's personal success and/or volunteer achievements. 

Nominees must be school-age students who live within the boundaries of the Waterford school district. 

You can nominate individuals or groups. Students may be nominated for many different reasons. Some reasons could be: exceptional service to others, setting a great example for others, overcoming personal challenges/circumstances, outstanding humanitarian acts, acts of heroism, or for exceptional service by an individual or club/organization.

Please note: No monetary compensation or court-ordered community service is eligible for recognition.


******** NOMINATIONS FOR 2020 YOUTH RECOGNITION AWARDS IS NOW CLOSED *******
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​How can I recognize a Waterford youth or group?

We invite you to recognize a Waterford area student by submitting a 2020 Youth Recognition Nomination Form via our new electronic nomination process.  Please read the instructions below to learn our process, and then click the link at the bottom of this page to complete a WYA 2020 YRN electronic nomination form.


Step One:  Prep Before You Begin
Before you begin, please GATHER ALL information PRIOR TO STARTING the electronic nomination form since you will not be able to move ahead by skipping an area.  Whether you nominate one student, or a group of students, we will need the same information for EACH NOMINEE.  This information will be used by Waterford Youth Assistance to inform nominees, and their families, of the nomination and to create award certificates for each nominee.  For EACH student nominee, we will need the following information:  Students name (please ensure the proper spelling of name), the phonetic spelling of students name, students address, phone number, age, school, grade, parent/guardian(s) name, and parent/guardian(s) email address.  Nominators will also need to tell WYA in 250 words or less why you are nominating the individual or group, so think ahead what you want to tell us about your nominee(s).

Step Two:  Complete and Submit an Electronic Nomination Form
Once you have gathered all the information, click the link below to begin completing your electronic nomination form.  
If you have any questions on the form or the process, feel free to contact Waterford Youth Assistance at [email protected] or call 248.618.7383.

Step Three:  Nominators Are Invited To Attend YRN
As a nominator, WYA invites you to join your nominee at Youth Recognition Awards Night.  Event details and an opportunity to RSVP electronically can be found upon completion of the YRN Nomination Form.  We know our nominees would love to see you there.  We hope you can join us!

Step Four:  Nominee Notification and Invitation to Attend WYA Youth Recogntion Awards Night!
Once WYA receives your completed electronic nomination form, we will personally invite nominees to participate in Youth Recognition Awards Night.  We look forward to honoring these outstanding Waterford youth!





******** NOMINATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH FEBRUARY 10, 2020 *******

















WYA Recognizes Outstanding Youth
Waterford Youth Assistance (WYA) is on a mission to strengthen Waterford youth and families and to reduce the incidence of delinquency, abuse, and neglect through community involvement. Our annual Youth Recognition Night is our way of honoring students who are doing outstanding acts of service throughout the community of Waterford.  Over 156 Waterford youth have been nominated for their outstanding services within the community of Waterford over the last two years!   (2019: 81+ nominees; 2018: 75+ nominees).

To learn more about other ways Waterford Youth Assistance is making an impact within Waterford, be sure to click on the other program tabs within our website.

PHOTO GALLERY FROM 2019 YOUTH RECOGNITION AWARDS NIGHT














CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR 2019 YOUTH HONOREES!

2020 Youth Recognition Night Nominees and Parents - 

Based on the safety precautions the Michigan Governor is recommending, along with the safety measures the Waterford School District is enacting, we regret to inform you that our 2020 Youth Recognition Awards Night has been postponed at this time. Please click the link to read a letter from our WYA President regarding the postponed event.  We hope to reschedule the event in the spring.  Please stay tuned to our website and Facebook page for further updates.