Families, join us for an afternoon of ice skating food, crafts, prizes, and more! Parents, we will have information and resources on health, prevention and safety, and recreation scholarships! 

This is a family friendly and FREE event ($3 for skate rentals). The first 25 participants will be automatically entered into a raffle for a big prize! 
Saturday, February 11, 2017
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Southfield Sports Arena
26000 Evergreen Road
Southfield, MI 48076

Register you and your family on Eventbrite to be entered in an additonal raffle!

Our friends at Avondale Youth Assistance are hosting a FREE event, "Drugs 101: What Parents Want to Know."

The event will be held on Thursday, November 17, 6:30-8:30pm, at Avondale Meadows Media Center, 1435 W Auburn Road, Rochester Hills. A highlight of this program is a mock teenager's bedroom set-up for adults to observe and attempt to identify drug related paraphernalia.
During the program you will learn:
  • Facts and trends about teen drug usage
  • Skills to identify potential teen drug usage
  • Next steps to take if concerned and
  • Skills to engage kids in conversation

The program is open for all adults: Parents, Grand Parents, Guardians, Teachers, Administrators, Coaches, Scout Leaders, Religious Leaders - any adult concerned about youth.

Register online at stjoeshealth.org/classes.
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Our friends at Avondale Youth Assistance are hosting 2 FREE Bullying Awareness events on Thursday, October 6.

The first adult program is "Bullying: What You Need to Know and What You Can Do" Thursday, October 6, Avondale Meadows Media Center, 7-8:30pm.

At the same time we are offering a kids assembly, "UP Standers Rock" which will be held in the Avondale Meadows Cafeteria.

Please contact Avondale Youth Assistance at (248) 852-3716 or avondaleyouth@gmail.com to reserve space for children.

Both programs are FREE and take place at Avondale Meadows, 1435 W Auburn Road, Rochester Hills.
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Incidences of cyberbullying are all too common in the digital age. According to Stopbullying.gov, a site managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, 7-15 % of middle and high school students are victims of cyberbullying during the school year. Even kindergartners have access to a world of information in the palm of their hands thanks to smartphones and other mobile devices.

While schools and communities across the nation are implementing programs to curb in-school and online harassment, prevention ultimately starts at home. 

In an effort to help parents better understand how their children are using social media and to equip them with tools to keep kids safe online, the International Bullying Prevention Association (IBPA) is partnering with Facebook to host a free workshop.

Karuna Nain, Facebook global safety manager, will present “Navigating the Social World with Your Teens — Insights from Facebook,” from 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 29.

“Informed parents are empowered parents,” said IBPA President Patti Agatston, Ph.D. “This event is designed for any adult who wants to help the children in their homes, schools or communities be safe and smart online.”

The event is sponsored by Beaumont Children’s and will be held on the hospital’s Royal Oak, Michigan campus. Space is limited. Visit www.ibpaworld.org/mi for more information and to register.

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Southfield Junior Team Tennis Camps

USTA Junior Team Tennis allows children to develop their individual and team skills in a fun atmosphere. Players will learn how to play a tennis match and will participate in team matches using modified equipment, courts and scoring. Open to all ages 5-10 years old.

Southfield High School Tennis Courts
24675 Lahser Rd.
Southfield, MI.

Monday – Thursday with Friday rain make up

Ages 5-8: 6 – 7pm
Ages 9-10: 7 – 8pm

Camp Dates: July 18th – 21st and August 8th – 11th

Cost: $30 per week

To register contact: Patricia Wiley – Inform Yourself Youth – 248-866- 8428,


On Saturday, May 7, 2016, Southfield Youth Assistance held its first "Partnering for Parenting Summer Camp Expo and Jump Rope Don'r Drink Challenge. 

Hometown Life interviewed our very own Taylor Tinsley about the expo and published an article ahead of the event.
On Thursday, May 5th, 2016 Southfield Youth Assistance recognized 20 local youth at the annual Youth Recognition Event.

The Youth Recognition event is an initiative to recognize youth in the Southfield and Lathrup Village communities who are nominated and recognized for their outstanding community service, personal and/or academic achievement, and their commitment to a positive future.

As in year past, many local dignitaries were in attendance to congratulate and encourage the young recipients. 

This years ceremony was held at the Lathrup Village Community Room.
In case you missed it...

On April 28, the Michigan Chronicle highlighted our upcoming events: Partnering for Parenting Summer Expo and our Jump Rope Don't Drink Challenge. The article gave details about the event and gave a link for vendors to sign up.

We want to thank the Michigan Chronicle for writing about our event.

Click here to see the article on the Michigan Chronicle.
Story Time with Santa 2015 was a wonderful success. We are not sure who had more fun, the kids or the adults. Thank you to everyone who attended and thank you to everyone who volunteered.