Orion Area Youth Assistance is pleased to be planning to honor students with our Youth Recognition Awards again this year.  We are still determining how we will be able to recognize students (with an in person ceremony or a virtual event like we hosted in 2021) but regardless of the format, we are excited to hear about students in our community!  

Please reflect over the past year and consider nominating any youth (or group of youth) who meet criteria for either of of our two award categories:  Community Service or Personal Achievement.

Youth who have helped an individual, an organization, or have performed a heroic deed without compensation may be nominated for our Community Service Award. This category does not include academic excellence, athletic involvement, or required service learning hours for graduation or other community group requirements.  We want to recognize youth for their special efforts above and beyond any program requirements.   


We also recognize students who have demonstrated a dramatic positive change in attitude or behavior, overcome a significant obstacle (health, family situation, etc.), or have made a strong, positive academic turnaround with Personal Achievement Awards.

The nominee must be a resident of Lake Orion or attend Lake Orion Schools. We ask you to please notify the youth that they are being nominated for one of these special awards and why you have chosen to nominate them. The Youth Assistance Committee will screen all nominations received and will contact those receiving awards.

Download the nomination form here and return it by the due date listed on the form.  If you have any questions, please email us at oaya@lok12.org or call the OAYA office at 248-693-6878. 

Thank you for your continued support of our programs,

Lisa Gdowski, OAYA Office Manager

A Special Thanks to some of our past event sponsors: