Avondale Youth Assistance
1435 W. Auburn Road
Rochester Hills, MI  48309
MAIN: (248) 852-3716
FAX:  (248) 852-6764
avondaleyouth@gmail.com

Avondale Youth Assistance (AYA) is a non-profit community service organization committed to strengthening youth and families and reducing the incidence of juvenile delinquency, child neglect and abuse through community involvement.  This mission is accomplished through the longstanding relationship with the Avondale School District, local municipalities and the Oakland County Circuit Court-Family Division which provides a caseworker to offer counseling to children and their families in Avondale.  A board of community volunteers supports this mission by providing programs for Avondale students that include Youth Recognition, honoring student volunteerism and personal achievements; Mentors Plus, matching youngsters with a caring adult; and after-school and summer KAMP (Kids Academic Mentoring Program) providing academic support.  Camp and skill building scholarships are awarded to students experiencing financial difficulties.  Drug test kits are available to parents free of charge in an effort to keep kids on the right track.

AYA operates with the sponsorship of the Oakland County Circuit Court-Family Division, the Avondale School District, the cities of Auburn Hills, Rochester Hills, Troy and the Township of Bloomfield with principal funding supplied through the Oakland County Board of Commissioners and major funding from the other sponsors.  This continuing financial support enables AYA to provide programs and services to the community.

AYA Annual Report

Avondale Youth Assistance
Annual Report ~2016

Click the image to download the report
AYA Supporting Avondale Students
* = programs held during the school day
** = programs held after school

ELEMENTARY LIFESKILLS TRAINING PROGRAM*
(3rd and 4th graders)
Prevention program designed to reduce the risks of alcohol, tobacco and drug abuse and violence among youth.

ZONES EMOTION REGULATION PROGRAM**
(referred elementary students only)
Helps students gain skills in consciously regulating their actions, which in turn leads to increased control and problem solving abilities. Students must have an approved referral form Avondale personnel to participate in this program.

UPSTANDERS ROCK ASSEMBLIES*
(elementary students)
Interactive demonstrations and motivating hands-on challenges to get students involved in doing the right thing when interacting with friends and peers.

YOGA CLASSES**
(middle school students)
Promotes physical strength and positive mental health.

GIRLS STAND STRONG**
(middle school girls)
This empowerment and anti-bullying group meets after school and includes interaction and discussion highlighting important life skills.

HAVEN HEALTH EDUCATION DAYS*
(high school students)
This Skills for Violence-Free Relationships program concentrates on raising students' awareness of sexual assault, dating violence and sexual harassment.

REDEFINE (BOYS) AND SPARK (GIRLS) PROGRAMS**
(high school students)
ReDefine provides young men with skills to help end gender-based violence and to create healthier and happier emotional lives. Spark focuses on empowerment and self esteem for young women.

PHOTOVOICE PROJECT*
(high school students)
Students use video and/or photo images to capture aspects of their environment and experiences and share them with other.

SAFE DATES*
(high school students)
Highly engaging and interactive, SAFE DATES helps teens recognize the difference between caring, supportive relationships and controlling, manipulative or abusive dating relationships.

LIFESKILLS TRAINING TRANSITIONS*
(high school students)
Promotes positive health and personal development and helps with transition into the workforce and/or higher learning.
Donate Thank You
Your donations are tax deductible and support programs for the youth of the Avondale Community.
Email avondaleyouth@gmail.com for more information.

AYA Parent Education
Parent Talk
presented by: Community Outreach, Ascension Health, Crittenton Hospital
Wednesday, November 17
7:00 - 8:30pm
Avondale Administration Building

Trauma and Children
presented by CareHouse of Oakland County
Tuesday, April 24
7:00 - 8:30pm
Avondale Administrative Offices

Click here for a brochure to learn more about becoming a Mentor.
Click here to watch a special video about the Mentors Plus Program from Oakland County Youth Assistance.
Avondale Youth Assistance
Forms and Additional Information

Link to Oakland County Youth Assistance Click Here
Link to Avondale Youth Assistance Referral Form Click Here

Link to Common Ground http://commongroundhelps.org/
Common Ground Suicide Prevention Packet Click Here

Avondale Youth Assistance
In the News
Click on the images to read the story behind the picture.

http://www.theoaklandpress.com/general-news/20160418/avondale-school-district-students-show-support-for-child-abuse-prevention

Students show support for Child Abuse Prevention





http://patch.com/michigan/rochester/avondale-youth-assistance-honors-students-community-service-personal-achievement

AYA honors students for Community Service and Personal Achievement






http://patch.com/michigan/rochester/avondale-youth-assistance-announces-second-parent-education-presentation


AYA announces second parent education presentation
Important community conversation will focus on suicide prevention



http://patch.com/michigan/rochester/aya-presents-strategies-promote-success-struggling-students

AYA presents "Strategies to Promote Success for Struggling Students"





http://patch.com/michigan/rochester/service-organizations-come-together-back-school-shopping-event

Service organizations come together for "Back to School Shopping" event






http://patch.com/michigan/rochester/avondale-school-district-students-pack-boxes-desert-angels
ASD students pack boxes for Desert Angels







http://patch.com/michigan/rochester/28-avondale-students-attend-tim-hortons-childrens-camp

28 ASD students to attend Tim Hortons Children's Camp






http://patch.com/michigan/rochester/youth-assistance-recognition-night-honors-avondale-students
AYA Recognition Night honors Avondale students