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Join us September 21 at the CERC building for a FREE family event!!

Know an amazing Lake Orion student?

Photo from 2022 Youth Recognition Awards

credit:  Amber Kish

Nominations are open for our 2023 Youth Recognition Awards ceremony.  Categories include:  Community Service, Personal Achievement, and Good Citizen.  Nomination are due March 10.

Summer Camp Scholarships!

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We are excited to offer scholarships for both Day Camp and Overnight Camps again this year.

For families who qualify, we will provide scholarships for camp fees.  You pick the camp, we pay tuition!

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Fall Season Scholarships!!

REMOVED 7/27/22
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

High School Seniors!  $1000 scholarship available

OAYA is offering a scholarship sponsored by Alpha Delta Kappa/ Alpha Lambda Chapter for students planning to major in an area related to children.


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2021 OAYA Youth Recognition Award Winners pictured.  Photo credits:  Lisa Gdowski and LOHS Robotics Team 302

Let's Recognize Some Outstanding Students!

Nominations are now open for our 2022 Youth Recognition Awards.  If you know a student (or group of students) who has shown outstanding Community Service or has overcome significant personal challenges, please consider nominating them!  Nominations are due March 18, 2022.  Feel free to contact OAYA at for more information.


Note:  Added 2/2022, removed 4/2022

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.

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!

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NOTE:  ADDED 2021, REMOVED 1/2022

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

NOTE:  ADDED 6/2021, REMOVED 1/2022

Note:  Added ??? 2020, Removed 3/2022


Note:  Added 11/2020, removed 3/2022

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