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

OAYA Mission Statement

We Have Some Scholarship Money Left!

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!

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.


Congratulations to our 2021 Youth Recognition Award winners!!

Thank you Lake Orion for helping us reach our Shoe Drive Goal!!!

Ever wonder what 2,500 pairs of shoes looks like???  

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4055 S. Lapeer Rd


339 W Clarkston Rd


1796 S. Lapeer Rd


825 Joslyn Rd


14 S. Washington St


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250 North Park Blvd

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1115 S. Lapeer Rd

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Orion Center  1335 Joslyn Rd


2222 S. Lapeer Rd

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24 N. Broadway


140 E. Flint St

Use Slater St entrance

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1265 S. Lapeer Rd

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118 Indianwood Rd

Special thanks to all of our drop off locations


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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Pretty Nails that Support OAYA...

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Amber's Amazing Nails 21, an independent Color Street stylist, is hosting a fundraiser for Orion Area Youth Assistance! Proceeds of all sales will be donated to Orion Area Youth Assistance to assist with programming such as enrichment and camp scholarships for students with financial need, family education, and enrichment programs to connect and support youth and families in the Orion area communities!

1. Click on the link to be directed to the special shopping page created just for this event! You must use this link so your purchase will credited towards OAYA. https://www.colorstreet.com/AmbersAmazing.../nailbar/3137729

2. Choose the nails you would like for yourself or others (they make great gifts - teachers/coaches/stocking stuffers!)

3. Complete your purchase! Your nails will be mailed directly to you, and you will be supporting youth and families in the Orion area who are in need. It's that easy!