<![CDATA[Southfield Youth Assistance - Blog]]>Tue, 12 Dec 2017 19:14:18 -0500Weebly<![CDATA[Family Game Night - 4/28/2017]]>Sat, 25 Mar 2017 21:59:27 GMThttp://southfieldya.org/1/post/2017/03/family-game-night-4282017.htmlJoin Southfield Youth Assistance, in partnership with Southfield Parks & Recreation for

Family Game Night

Friday, April 28, 2017
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

26000 Evergreen Road
Room 115




 For more information call 248.746.7658 or email southfieldyouthassistance@gmail.com
<![CDATA[Partnering for Parents Expo - May 20, 2017]]>Wed, 08 Mar 2017 23:14:41 GMThttp://southfieldya.org/1/post/2017/03/partnering-for-parents-expo-may-20-2017.html
Southfield Youth Assistance is excited to be hosting our 2nd Annual Partnering for Parents Expo.

We invite you to our FREE community event. Parents get connected with camps and community programs. Kids, get active and have fun with Inform Yourself Youth Development & Raynor Survival & Defense.

Saturday, May 20, 2017
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Southfield Pavilion
2600 Evergreen Road
Southfield, MI 48076
Register at www.syaexpo2017.eventbrite.com to be entered into a raffle.
<![CDATA[Youth Recognition 2017]]>Tue, 07 Mar 2017 22:33:48 GMThttp://southfieldya.org/1/post/2017/03/youth-recognition-2017.html
Southfield Youth Assistance will be hosting it's annual Youth Recognition Ceremony on Thursday, May 4, 2017. 

This annual ceremony recognizes students who have exhibited outstanding community service, personal achievement, and/or academic achievement.

The ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 4, 2017 from 6:00PM - 7:30PM at the Lathrup Village Community Room, 27400 Southfield Road.

Nominations, made by teachers, counselors, community leaders, and public servants, are due by Monday, March 27, 2017. Nominees selected for recognition will be announced in April 2017 and selected nominees will be invited to be recognized at our annual Youth Recognition Awards Ceremony.

You may click on this link for a nomination form, or visit our Forms page.

<![CDATA[Make a Difference in the Life of a Child - Join Mentors Plus]]>Sun, 05 Mar 2017 19:59:54 GMThttp://southfieldya.org/1/post/2017/03/make-a-difference-in-the-life-of-a-child-join-mentors-plus.htmlHave a little extra time? Make a difference in the life of a child. Join the Mentors Plus Program.

It really doesn't take much. A little time each week. A little caring. A little piece of yourself, reserved just for a special kid who needs it. And Mentors Plus, to put the two of you together and help you learn from each other. 

Mentors Plus, sponsored by Oakland County Youth Assistance (a part of the Oakland County courts), has been matching caring adults with young people who need them since 1973. Thousands of "matches" have been made, many of which have grown into lasting friendships. You can choose the sort of involvement that seems right for you: prevention, working with an at-risk youngster, or intervention, helping to guide a young person with minor court involvement back onto the right track.

Being a mentor is an important contribution, and it's a serious responsibility. But it's also a lot of fun. Your time together can include anything from sharing a movie to taking a walk to hitting a baseball. The important thing is the time, and the good feelings it brings to you both.

The next training/orientation session for Mentors Plus is:

Saturday, March 18, 2017
10 a.m.

Oakland County Executive Office Building
2100 Pontiac Lake Road
Waterford Township

<![CDATA[Youth Symposium - Saturday, March 11, 2017]]>Thu, 02 Mar 2017 22:59:07 GMThttp://southfieldya.org/1/post/2017/03/youth-symposium-saturday-march-11-2017.html
Kappa Kappa Sigma Southfield Alumnae Chapter, is partnership with Southfield Youth Assistance and United Open Door of Hope Church, presents the 2017 Youth Symposium

This year's theme is Youth Investment: Building a Future for Impactful Leaders.

Click here to REGISTER.

Calling students ages 13-17, join us for a day full of great information about Healthy Choices, Healthy Living, and Healthy Generations. In partnership with the Southfield Youth Assistance and United Open Door of Hope Church, we look forward to engaging in dialogue about careers in STEM, healthy eating and meal planning with the help of Gleaners Food Bank, and showcasing information about paying for college.

We are raffling off great prizes and hope to see you there!

Any food restrictions, please email us directly at k2sigma1922@gmail.com

*complimentary breakfast and lunch provided

Saturday, March 11, 2017
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Covenant Presbyterian Church, Southfield
21575 West 10 Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48075

Click here to REGISTER.
<![CDATA[OK 2 SAY - Stop the Silence. End the Violence.]]>Sat, 25 Feb 2017 23:45:22 GMThttp://southfieldya.org/1/post/2017/02/ok-2-say-stop-the-silence-end-the-violence.html
What if you could do something small that could have a major impact in someones life? 

What if you could send a simple text to report bullying, criminal activity, or some other potential harm?
A hero doesn't necessarily have to wear a cape and tights, maybe a hero speaks up for what's right. Maybe that hero could be you. If you see or hear something that doesn't seem right, you can submit a confidential tip to OK2SAY. OK2SAY allows anyone to confidentially report tips on criminal activities or potential harm directed at Michigan students, school employees, or schools.

Protect yourself and others by using OK2SAY

Because if you won't, who will?

You can learn more at http://www.michigan.gov/ok2say.
<![CDATA[Toddler Safety Class for Caregivers of Toddlers (1-3 years old) - Kohl's Safe Toddler University]]>Thu, 09 Feb 2017 23:28:26 GMThttp://southfieldya.org/1/post/2017/02/toddler-safety-class-for-caregivers-of-toddlers-1-3-years-old-kohls-safe-toddler-university.htmlAre you sure your home is a safe environment for a busy toddler?

Kohl's Safe Toddler University educated caregivers to reduce risks and cultivate a safe environment for their toddler.

Toddler Safety Class for Caregivers of Toddlers (1-3 years old)

Thursday, March 9, 2017
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

MUST Pre-Register - No Walk-ins Allowed

Participants will receive a free car seat which can be used for a toddler at least 1 year and 20+ pounds.

Learn more at: 
<![CDATA[Kohl's Injury Prevention Program Car Seat Check]]>Wed, 08 Feb 2017 23:17:31 GMThttp://southfieldya.org/1/post/2017/02/kohls-injury-prevention-program-car-seat-check.htmlMost Kids Ride in Danger - Is Yours One of Them?
A "Car Seat Check" is where you can find out.

Saturday, March 4, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

James Martin Chevrolet
6250 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202

  • Child MUST be present
  • Limited number of replacement car seats
  • MUST have vehicle with lap/shoulder belt available for child needing booster seat
  • We reserve the right to limit the number of car seats per family
  • No appointment necessary; first come, first served

Presented by:
Children's Hospital of Michigan - DMC
Safe Kids - Metro Detroit
Kohl's Injury Prevention Program
Kohl's Cares
Children's Hospital of Michigan Foundation
<![CDATA[Free Parent Workshop: Reading with Preschoolers]]>Tue, 07 Feb 2017 22:49:08 GMThttp://southfieldya.org/1/post/2017/02/free-parent-workshop-reading-with-preschoolers.htmlFREE PARENT WORKSHOP


Parents will learn the importance of reading with children and how to make reading an enjoyable experience.

March 11th, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

First Baptist Church of Detroit
Fellowship Hall
21100 Southfield Road

Southfield, MI 48075



TO REGISTER: CALL (248) 569-2972
<![CDATA[Girl Rising Presented By Southfield Youth Assistance]]>Mon, 06 Feb 2017 22:41:07 GMThttp://southfieldya.org/1/post/2017/02/girl-rising-presented-by-southfield-youth-assistance.htmlJoin us for a viewing and discussion of the documentary Girl Rising, detailing the pursuit of an education by young women from several different countries. 

Saturday, February 25, 2017
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Southfield Parks and Recreation
26000 Evergreen Rd. Room 115
Southfield, MI 48076

In addition, an Emotional Intelligence workshop will be provided to allow participants to reflect and debrief.

Each unique story covers the challenges and obstacles girls around the world face as they stand up for their human right to acquire and education.

Through this presentation we hope to encourage each young lady in attendance to continue her pursuit of an education and achieve her life goals.

Please join us as we focus on strengthening Southfield's families by connecting youths throughout our community. Southfield school girls between ages 10 and 18 years old are invited. Mothers/guardians are highly encouraged to join their daughters.


All young ladies in attendance will be entered into a prize drawing.


Only 90 seats are available and you must RSVP to reserve your seat. 
If you have any questions, please contact:

Dr. Vicki Golden
Chair of SYA Family Education
(313) 212-92119 


Paula Johnson
SYA Caseworker
(248) 746-7659