"To strengthen youth and families and reduce the incidence of delinquency, neglect, & abuse through community involvement."

OAYA Mission Statement

New Year, New Scholarships!

Every year OAYA provides scholarships for students to participate in various extra-curricular activities...sports, arts, music, classes.  Click below for more information and an application.  And, we've included a few links to places to find fun activities for your kids too!
Kids in Preschool

LOHS Robotics Team 302, nominated by Birgit MCQuiston for work with Blessings in a Backpack

Lucy Darnell, nominated by Dawn Ames for work with Blessings in a Brown Bag

Zachary Petrycia, nominated by James Colvin for work with Boy Scouts and various sports teams

Meredith and Theodore Foss, nominated by Christine Pittman for work with Little Ninja's Karate Enrichment Classes

Maddie Griffith, nominated by Dawn Ames for work with Blessings in a Brown Bag

Daniel Babcock, Kyler Carson, and Joey Thede, nominated by Lona Carson for projects supporting youth and families in Lake Orion

Thank you to our event sponsors, Oxford Bank, Skalnek Ford, and Golling GMC.  And thank you to ONTV for creating the wonderful video presentation to recognize all our award winners.


We will be accepting nominations soon for our 2022 Youth Recognition Awards!!!

Congratulations to our 2021 Youth Recognition Award winners!!


100% of donations stay right here

in Lake Orion to support

children and families in need!


Click on the button to go to the Kroger Rewards page and link your card to OAYA code EE064

OAYA Staff Members

Amber Kish, MA Caseworker

Lisa Gdowski, Office Manager

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