Early this morning Lt. Ryan Gagnon and I had the pleasure of attending the Annual
Meeting of Pontiac Youth Assistance at Welcome Missionary Baptist Church. We were treated to an excellent breakfast, interesting speakers and had the opportunity to see our former colleague, Officer Michael Kazyak (ret) receive a well deserved award for his long and dedicated service on the PYA board.
Youth Assistance is an organization unique to Oakland County. It is a creation of and division of the Oakland County Courts. Its purpose is to divert young people away from criminal activity using family and individual counseling and providing healthy activities for kids. Each school district in the county has its own division of Youth Assistance led by volunteers. If you are looking for a place to volunteer your time and talents, Pontiac Youth Assistance and Avondale Youth Assistance are opportunities to serve kids. Both do excellent work in helping our next generation.
Here are a couple of opportunities with Pontiac:
Both need volunteers and participants.