Every Spring, Royal Oak Youth Assistance honors students in Grades K-12 from our community who have proven to be outstanding citizens. The Youth Recognition Award is given to young people who have performed an outstanding humanitarian act, an act of heroism, or have provided exceptional service to someone (over a period of time). The Rising Star Award is given to young people who have worked hard to overcome personal or academic challenges.
The Award Ceremony is a joyous celebration of these Royal Oak students who are making our community and the world at large a better place
Nominations come from school, private citizens, police and fire department, or anyone who has been helped by a young person. Please contact our office if you have a young person you would like to nominate for Youth Recognition.
Thank You To Our Valued Sponsors
Royal Oak Youth Assistance has one fundraiser a year, our annual Bowl-A-Thon. Funds raised from this event are used exclusively for a variety of prevention programs including summer camp scholarships, Mentors PLUS programs, scholarships for sports, dance & tutoring, youth recognition as well as family education to assist parents in gaining skills and knowledge needed to raise children in today’s complex society.
24 Lanes Available. Please Register your teams early. Team captains must register their team first before teams members can join
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Governor’s Service Awards 2017 Michigan Mentor of the Year
Paula Dirkes has been a Youth Assistance mentor since 2001 and has mentored 3 girls in that span of time. On August 21, 2017, she was awarded Michigan Mentor of the Year during the annual Governor’s Service Awards. The event was held at the Detroit Opera House and Paula was joined by her current mentee, Charlotte and former mentee Chelsea. This was the first time Chelsea, Charlotte and Paula had ever been together and will likely be a cherished memory for all.