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Boys & Girls Club of Troy
For over 35 years, the Boys & Girls Club of Troy has provided a safe and positive place
for young people in the tri-county area of metropolitan Detroit and southeast Michigan.
Here at the Club we strive to give local youth a platform that allows them to develop into
self-reliant, responsible, contributing members of the community.

March 14 and March 28 Teen Late Night from 7-11 PM at the club. Members and
guests aged 12-18 are welcome to hang out at the Club and enjoy music, video games,
open gym, table games, or just a place to relax and enjoy the company of friends.
Admission is free to all Late Night events. Pizza, pop and snacks are available for

March 23 Open House at the Club from 2:00-5:00 PM. Learn first hand about what the
Boys & Girls Club has to offer. There is no admission charge for the Open House and
light snacks will be provided. Call the Boys & Girls Club of Troy at 248-689-1687 or visit for more information.

The Boys & Girls Club of Troy Summer Program is a fun, safe, and affordable
experience for kids ages 6-18. The program runs for 10 weeks starting June 16 from
7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (extended hours apply).

Online registration for the Summer Program has launched March 3 and provides
members with a discounted rate of $300 per child as a reward for taking advantage of
the early registration opportunity. Links to the online registration tools will be available at as well as on the Club's Facebook page.

The traditional in-person registration will be available at the Club after April 27 at a rate
of $350 per child

Kroger Community Rewards Fundraising Giving More Back to the Community!
Kroger is committed to helping communities grow and prosper. Year after year, local
schools, churches and other non-profit organizations earn millions of dollars through
their Community Rewards Program®. The Kroger Community Rewards Program® was
designed to make your fundraising the easiest in town by simply using your Kroger Plus
Card. Every time you use your KrogerPlus card, a portion of the proceeds goes to the
Boys & Girls Club of Troy! REGISTER ONLINE at and
use NPO number 91496

Jeans Day Fundraising Looking for a good excuse to have a Casual Friday? Why not
do a Jeans Day to support the Boys & Girls Club of Troy? Sign your company up to
participate in a Jeans Day and, for a small donation, your co-workers or employees can
wear jeans to work in support of Club kids! Stop by the Club or call 248-689-1687 to find

out how to get involved.

After School Program: Annual Membership Fees $60.00 per child
* A limited number of scholarships for Club membership and services are available, on
a financial need basis, for children who reside in Troy and neighboring communities that
are not served by other Boys & Girls Clubs.
* Please note all program and membership fees are nonrefundable
* All prospective new members and their parent/guardian must attend a new
member orientation before attending the Club. Orientations are held most
Wednesdays at 6:00PM.

   Programs and Services
   The Boys & Girls Club of Troy provides diversified activities that meet the interests of
   all young people. Core program encourage activities with adults, peers and family
   members that enable kids to enhance self-esteem and fulfill their potential. Based
   on the physical, emotional, cultural and social needs and interests of boys and girls,
   and recognizing developmental principles, the Club offers program activities in five
   critical areas:

   We empower young people to support and influence their community, sustain
   meaningful relationships, develop a positive self-image, participate in the democratic
   process and respect their own and others’ cultural identities.

   We enable young people to become proficient in basic educational disciplines, apply
   learning to everyday situations and embrace technology to optimize employability.

   We develop young people’s capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture
   their own well-being, set personal goals, and develop the skills to live successfully
   as self-sufficient, contributing adults.

   We promote fitness, positive use of leisure time, skills for stress management,
   appreciation for the environment, and social and interpersonal skills.

   We provide youth with a platform to develop their creativity and cultural awareness
   through knowledge and appreciation of visual, tactile, and/or performing arts.

Volunteer Opportunities: For information on how to volunteer contact B&GCT
Program Director Paul Arakelian at 248-689-1687 or

Emerald Lakes Homeowner’s Association
Emerald Lakes Village lives up to its name. The friendliness and helpfulness of our
residents provide the feeling of a village or small town. Our six lakes, three of which are
accessible to all our residents, and social events give our residents many opportunities
to enjoy each other’s company. With assistance from many residents ELV annually
hosts an Easter Eggstravaganza, Family FunDay, Mini-Triathlon and Halloween Parade
for our children, grandchildren, parents and grandparents. A winter holiday party is also
held for adults. Our annual village-wide Garage Sale is another opportunity for our
residents to walk throughout our neighborhood and visit. Emerald Lakes Village is a
great walking neighborhood. We also have an annual mini-triathlon and BBQ for our
ambitiously athletic residents. For more information go to

Friends of Troy Seniors (FOTS)
Friends of Troy Seniors provide support and advocacy for senior programs and services
for greater Troy area residents ages 50 and older. Friends of Troy Seniors sponsor
programs that enhances and enriches senior living and education.

Tax Appointments: In cooperation with the AARP Tax Aide Program, the FOTS office
is currently setting up tax appointments for seniors. By appointment the AARP
volunteers will prepare taxes for lower and median income seniors each Friday through
April 11. Appointments can be made by calling 248-526-2608 or stopping at the office
between the hours of 10 am - 1 pm, Monday through Friday.

March 18 Spring Expo at the Troy Community Center (Room 301-305) from 10AM –
2:00 PM.

April 11 Elder Crime Seminar on Protecting Our Seniors at the Troy Community
Center (Room 304) from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM . In an effort to bring attention to the crime
of Elder Fraud, the United States Attorney's Office, the Oakland County Prosecutor's
Office, the Troy Police Department, AARP and FOTS invite seniors to attend. A light
lunch will be provided. Reservations required on or before April 9 by calling 248-526-
2608. The lunch will be co-sponsored by the Oakmont Senior Communities.

April 29 On site Document Shredding at the north parking lot of the Troy Community
Center from 9:00 – 10:00 AM. There is a fee of $2 to shred 3 to 4 boxes for private
individuals. FOTS members pay $1.

Events for Seniors Sponsored by Others:
April 24 Senior Prom at Troy High School Auxiliary Gym from 6:00-9:00 PM
Entertainment features Tommy James Ballroom Band. Light refreshments served.
Formal attire is optional. Sponsored by Troy High School.

Volunteer Opportunities
    Webmaster – to assist with the continual maintenance and updating of our web

      Chairman – to provide leadership and direction to our membership and preside
       over the advisory board.
      Event Coordinator – to plan events and supervise the event/project leaders.
       This position could accommodate Co-Event Coordinators.
      Event/Project Leaders – to work with the Event Coordinator to see the
       event/project through to completion.
      Focus Hope Leader - Do you have four hours you can spare on the fourth
       Tuesday of each month to help distribute food at the Community Center to those
       less fortunate? We need five volunteers and five backup volunteers for this
       program. At least two of the volunteers should be strong enough move the
       boxes to the vehicles for the seniors.

       To volunteer for any of the above opportunities, call the Friends of Troy Seniors
       at (248) 526- 2608 or stop by our office between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM

Leadership Troy
Leadership Troy is a not for profit organization and operates as a component fund under the
North Woodward Community Organization (NWF) a 501 (C) 3 organization. Since 1993,
Leadership Troy has been serving as Troy's Community Connection by keeping community
organizations informed of what each is doing in Troy and individuals aware of volunteer

March 26 General Meeting at 7:00 PM at Community of Christ Church (3830 Cooks).
April 23 General Meeting at 7:00 PM at North Woodward Community Foundation
Office (1120 East Long Lake Road).
May 28 General Meeting at 7:00 PM at North Woodward Community Foundation Office
(1120 East Long Lake Road).

Leadership Troy has instituted the TimeBank program in Troy. At its most basic level,
Time Bank is simply about spending an hour doing something for somebody in your
community. That hour goes into the Time Bank as a Time Hour. Then you have a Time
Hour to utilize on having someone doing something for you. It's a simple idea, but it has
powerful ripple effects in building community connections.

Leadership Troy has begun the planning for the annual Troy Community Awards
Banquet to be held in November where the Troy Distinguished Citizen Award Honoree,
the Business Community Appreciation Award Honoree and Community
Organizations Volunteers of the Year are honored. The video of the 2013 banquet is
currently being shown on Comcast and WOW Channel 18 every Thursday at 3:00 PM.

Leadership Troy membership is open to individuals, community organizations and
businesses. Come to a meeting to learn more.

Volunteers Needed:

      Volunteers are needed to plan the Annual Awards Banquet to be held in
      Volunteers are needed for the TimeBank program.

Please call 248-680-9411 to volunteer.

North Woodward Community Foundation
The mission of the North Woodward Community Foundation is to “Invest in citizen
driven initiatives to enhance the quality of life in the community through philanthropy”.
The North Woodward Community Foundation is organized exclusively for the purpose
of receiving and administering funds for charitable, educational and scientific purposes
as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, serving, but not limited
to, the cities of Auburn Hills. Bloomfield Township, Clawson, Detroit, Madison Heights,
Rochester Hills, South Redford, Troy, Clarkston, Centerline, Ortonville, Royal Oak,
Warren, Waterford and Wyandotte in the State of Michigan.
March 10 General Meeting: Troy Family Daze Festival from 6:00-8:00 PM at Zion
Christian Church.
April 14 General Meeting: Troy Family Daze Festival from 6:00-8:00 PM at Zion
Christian Church.
May 12 General Meeting: Troy Family Daze Festival from 6:00-8:00 PM at Zion
Christian Church.

Volunteer Opportunities: To volunteer call the Foundation office at 248-740-7600.
    Troy Family Daze Festival: Volunteers are needed to help plan the 2014
      Festival to be held September 11-14. Proceeds will be used to fund grants for
      community organizations. For more information or to volunteer call the
      Foundation office or visit the Festival Web Site at
    Senior Home Assistance Repair Program (SHARP): Volunteers are needed
      to make basic home repairs for seniors and persons with disabilities. The
      program is currently in Auburn Hills, Clawson, Madison Heights and Troy.
    Blessings in a Backpack: Volunteers are always welcome to assist with
      packing food that provides meals for the weekend for qualified children. The
      following school districts are sending backpacks home each week during the
      school year; Avondale (Auburn Hills, Troy, Rochester Hills and Bloomfield),
      Clarkston, Clawson, Detroit, Lake Orion, Leelanau County, Oxford, Royal Oak,
      South Redford, Traverse City, Warren Consolidated, Waterford and Wyandotte.
      Packing takes approximately one hour. If you would like to volunteer call 248-

Troy Chamber of Commerce
The Troy Chamber promotes an environment that builds successful businesses and a
thriving community. We provide leadership through service and regional collaboration.
The Chamber champions integrity, diversity, innovation and sustainability.

March 6 Gold Award Banquet: Trailblazers and Innovators at the Detroit Marriott
Troy (200 W. Big Beaver, Troy) starting at 5:30 PM.
Troy Chamber Member Special Offer:
$20 per person to attend the networking reception (includes hors d’oeuvres and a cash
$75 per person to attend the dinner that includes the networking reception

Contact ESD’s Lena MacKinnon at or 248-353-0735, ext. 222.
Mention you are a Troy Chamber member when registering.

You're invited to join The Engineering Society of Detroit and its Affiliate Council as they
honor this year's Gold Award winner, as well as dozens of engineers and scientists, who
are shaping the future while leaving an indelible mark on their industries. In its 43rd
year, The Gold Award has honored presidents of companies and leaders of industry,
professors and engineers, entrepreneurs and innovators for their trailblazing efforts and
commitment to their professions.

Troy Chamber Members – Please join ESD and its Affiliate Council during the reception
hour for the opportunity to network with key business leaders in the engineering,
science and IT fields.

Evening Agenda:
5:30 pm - Reception
Networking hour brought to you by the Troy Chamber of Commerce
6:30 pm - Dinner followed by Awards Program

March 6 Leadership Enrichment Council Meeting--Remembering Names
Northwood University (1500 W. Big Beaver Rd., west of Crooks Rd.) from
8:00 - 9:30 AM.
FREE for Troy Chamber Members
Members Only
To register, contact Committee Chair Linda C. Angér, President, The Write Concept,
Speaker: Dennis Deveja, The Talent Development Group
Topic: "How To Remember Names With Ease"

March 12 Morning J.A.M. Session (Just A Minute)—Free at 6 Degree Burn Fitness
Studios, 1825 Brinston Dr.-Troy, from 8:00 – 9:00 AM.
FREE for Troy Chamber Members
FREE for Non-Members
Contact 248-641-8151 or

Morning J.A.M. is a warm, friendly morning program where people really get to know
each other. Each member gets just a minute to say anything and everything about
his/her business. Did you just win an award or a large account? Are you carrying a new
product line? Are you offering a Member-2-Member discount? Tell us about it! Do your

best to get in all you can before the BELL! Once you know what everyone does, you
can zero in on the people you would most like to meet. Bring plenty of business cards to
pass out after everyone has done a presentation

March 12 Michigan Wellness Council: Building a Best Practice Program–
Employer Panel at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Lyon Meadows Conference
Center, Blueberry conference room, 53200 Grand River Ave-New Hudson from 8:00 –
10:00 AM.
$15.00 for Troy Chamber Members
$15.00 for Non-Members
*An additional $5 will be charged to those registering on the day of the event.
Questions? Contact or call Scott Foster,
Chairperson, at 248-906-8875.
Cancel by Mar 05, 2014 for refund, please

8:00 AM – Registration, continental breakfast and networking
8:30 AM. – Meeting. featuring an employer panel regarding building a best practice
10:00 AM. – Program adjourn

This program is pending approval for 1 (General) recertification credit hour toward PHR,
SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. For more
information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute
website at

March 18 After-Hours Networking Event at Carrabba's Italian Grill (600 W. Big
Beaver Rd.-bet. Crooks Rd. and Livernois) from 5:00 - 6:30 PM.
$12.00 for Troy Chamber Members
Members Only
Cash bar/appetizers included
Cancel by Mar 11, 2014 for refund, please
An additional $5 will be charged to those registering on the day of the event.

March 20 Member Luncheon: You Can Kill an IDEA… But You Can’t Kill an
OPPORTUNITY at Troy Community Center (3179 Livernois Rd., Room 304-305)
from11:00 AM - 1:30 PM.
$18.00 for Troy Chamber Members
$28.00 for Non-Members

Cancel by Mar 13, 2014 for refund, please

This luncheon will feature Pam Henderson, PhD, CEO of NewEdge, Inc. and author of
You Can Kill an IDEA... But You Can't Kill an OPPORTUNITY: How to Discover New
Sources of Growth for Your Organization

Are you eager for growth but don't know where to focus? Do you have more ideas than
time to pursue? Would you like your entire organization to be on the same page about
where to play and how to win? Opportunity Thinking begins with killing ideas! Killing
ideas that won't lead to growth but also killing the notion that ideas are the starting place
for growth. Defining the opportunity first, leads to bigger ideas that win and increases
the odds for success.

Limited number of exhibitor tables available (includes one lunch attendee): $75
members only

11 a.m. - Networking/mini expo
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch & speaker
1-1:30p.m. Mini expo & book signing (Books will be available for purchase & signing.)

March 23-28 Troy Restaurant Week
Seventeen participating restaurants offering special menus throughout the week:
Brio Tuscan Grille
Granite City Food & Brewery
Kona Grill
Kruse & Muer Seafood Grille
Loccino Italian Grill & Bar
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks
Mon Jin Lau
Morton's The Steakhouse
Ocean Prime
Papa Vino's Italian Kitchen
Ruth's Chris Steak House
Shield's Restaurant Bar Pizzeria
Steelhouse Tavern
The Capital Grille
The Melting Pot
Tre Monti Ristorante

Menus coming soon to!
For the latest updates, cut and paste this link into your browser to follow Troy
Restaurant Week on Facebook:
or follow on Twitter: @troyrestweek

Media Sponsor: Fox 2 Detroit

March 28 Network & Nibble presented by the Women’s Business Forum at The
Village Club (190 E. Long Lake Rd., Bloomfield Hills) from 8:00 - 9:30 AM.
$13.00 for Troy Chamber Members
$13.00 for Non-Members
An additional $5 will be charged to those registering on the day of the event.

Cancel by Mar 21, 2014 for refund, please
In partnership with the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce

April 16 April Economic Development Forum at Rehmann, 1500 W. Big Beaver Rd.-
Troy, from 8:00 - 9:30 AM.
FREE for Troy Chamber Members
Members Only
Presented by HealthPlus of Michigan

The Detroit Riverfront
Speaker: Will Smith, CFO, Detroit Riverfront Conservancy
The vision of Detroit Riverfront Conservancy is to transform Detroit's international
riverfront—the face of the city—into a beautiful, exciting, safe, accessible world-class
gathering place for all. The Detroit Riverfront is developing waterfront public access that
serves as an anchor for economic development.

Thank you to breakfast sponsor Sandler Training, The Meier Group.

April 23 Oakland Chamber Network Networking Mixer at Star Lanes at Emagine-
Royal Oak, 200 N. Main St., Royal Oak from 5:30- 7:30 PM.
$10.00 for Troy Chamber Members: For member pricing, you must be a member of a
participating chamber in Oakland County. Please include your chamber name in the
comments section of the registration form.
$25.00 for Non-Members
An additional $5 will be charged to those registering on the day of the event.
Cancel by Apr 16, 2014 for refund, please

Mix, mingle and make connections with business professionals from more than 30
Oakland County Chambers. Appetizers included, cash bar.

Sponsorships available. $250 sponsor incudes table at event and 2 attendees. Contact
Jaimi Brook at 248-641-0031/

April 29 Nonprofit Management Conference at Walsh College, 3838 Livernois-Troy,
from 8:00 – 3:00 PM.
$50.00 for Troy Chamber Members
$95.00 for Non-Members
To register, call Jody House at 248-641-3694 or email
Cancel by Apr 22, 2014 for refund, please

This affordable, day-long management conference, presented by Huntington Bank’s
Seeds for Success, is designed for nonprofit professionals, board members and
volunteers. Attendees have the opportunity to choose one of six seminars at each of the

morning breakout session times. With seminars ranging from social media for nonprofits
and accounting best practices to fundraising and effective speaking, attendees will
receive information to help them improve their operations in seven core areas
specifically geared toward nonprofit organizations: Marketing, Finance & Accounting,
Strategic Planning, Technology, Fund Development/Donor Relations, Staff Training &
Volunteer Relations, and Leadership/Board Development.

April 30 Speed Networking the Lean Learning Center (200 Kirts Blvd., Ste. A-west of
Livernois) from 8:00 - 9:30 AM.
$11.00 for Troy Chamber Members
$21.00 for Non-Members
An additional $5 will be charged to those registering on the day of the event.
Cancel by Apr 23, 2014 for refund, please

Attendees will enjoy structured networking and an opportunity to make lots of
connections in a fun environment. Special thanks to our host: Lean Learning Center

May 7 Self Defense presented by the Women’s Business Forum at
6 Degree Burn Fitness Studios (1825 Brinston Dr., Troy) from 6:00 – 7:00 PM.
$10.00 for Troy Chamber Members
$10.00 for Non-Members
An additional $5 will be charged to those registering on the day of the event.
Cancel by Apr 30, 2014 for refund, please

May 29 Morning J.A.M. Session (Just A Minute) at Renee’s Gourmet Pizza
(1937 W. Maple Rd. – in the Walmart plaza) from 8:00 – 9:00 AM.
FREE for Troy Chamber Members
FREE for Non-Members
Contact 248-641-8151 or

Morning J.A.M. is a warm, friendly morning program where people really get to know
each other. Each member gets just a minute to say anything and everything about
his/her business. Did you just win an award or a large account? Are you carrying a new
product line? Are you offering a Member-2-Member discount? Tell us about it! Do your
best to get in all you can before the BELL! Once you know what everyone does, you
can zero in on the people you would most like to meet. Bring plenty of business cards to
pass out after everyone has done a presentation.

Troy Newcomers
The purpose of the Troy Newcomers Club is to take an active interest in the social and
civic welfare of our community. We are committed to undertaking and promoting
charitable and humanitarian projects within our community. We also provide residents
an opportunity, through activities, to become acquainted with others in the area and
inform members about our area. By providing a strong network of area women we will
aid our community through the gift of our time and energy.

March 27 LUNCHEON, Topic: Attracting More Birds to your Garden at La Marsa
Mediterranean Cuisine on Rochester Rd in Troy, 11:30AM socialization, Noon Lunch

Attracting birds to your garden is easy if you create a friendly environment. A speaker
from English Gardens will show us how to make our yards more bird and animal friendly
and provide a list of plants they’re sure to enjoy. Let’s get ready for spring!

    Appetizer –
    Hummus Salad, Fattoush Salad
    Entree choice of: Shish Tawook (Marinated & Char Boiled Chicken Kabob),
    Chicken Shawarma (Slow roasted and shaved off a rotisserie skewer) or Ghallaba
    (Beef Stir fry with assorted veggies & natural herbs)

    All dinners come with rice and bread Dessert – Baklava. Beverage- Coffee,tea,
Price: $16.00

Send your reservation check by March 20 made out to “Troy Newcomers Club” to
Martha Brosseau
4883 Pickford
Troy, MI 48085

Baking for Senior Birthday Parties Every month Troy Newcomers provide birthday
cakes for seniors at the Troy Community Center. If you would like to help with this
service, please contact Terry Slater by calling 248-879-7321 or emailing You can provide a cake as often or as few times as you like.
Delivery times are flexible!

Membership: We would love to help get you started in our organization.
• Service: Donations throughout the year for local charities selected by club
       members; supporting a local family with donations of food, household supplies
       and holiday giving; and volunteering with Troy senior citizens and local nursing
• Social: Luncheons, wine tasting, games night, cards, book club, bridge and other fun
• Sports: Two bowling leagues and two golf leagues, ski club
If you or anyone you know is interested in learning about or joining Troy Newcomers
Club, please contact our Membership Secretary Sandy Sands at

Troy Women’s Association
TWA pledges to realize and understand the needs of our community and to serve its
people to the best of our ability; promote friendship, respect, and tolerance within our
organization and support our fellow members throughout good times and bad; and
develop as individuals through the determination to strengthen our educational, social
and creative skills. By striving to attain these goals, we will grow as women and become
a contributing factor in our society.

April 1 General Meeting at Troy Community Center at 7:00 PM.

May 6 General Meeting at Troy Community Center at 7:00 PM.

April 15 Women’s Scholarship Award Application Deadline The Troy Women’s
Association awards scholarships to graduating senior girls or women returning to school
who have demonstrated community service and may have a financial need. A special
scholarship, the Donna Smith Scholarship, will be awarded to a deserving woman or
graduating senior who has demonstrated community service experience and is pursuing
a degree in business or accounting.

Applications will be accepted until April 15 of each year with scholarships awarded in
May. Go to for an application. Applications can be emailed
to or mailed to Troy Women's Association, P.O.
Box 1545 Troy MI 48099. For more in formation call 248-988-0426.

Troy Women’s Donation Projects 
Throughout the year, we donate money, time,
and energy to support our community in a variety of ways. Although not a
complete list, our projects include:

Adopt-a-Family: Adopt a family in Troy using community referrals
Animal Project: Support for animal projects, such as Leader Dogs or Paws with
a Cause, with hands-on or a financial contribution.
Baby Basics of Troy Ministry: Assist a local church that provides diapers for
the working poor.
Backpack Meals for Kids: Support a local school providing backpacks of food
for students needing food during the weekends.
Baldwin Center: Provide monetary assistance to feed, clothe, educate and
empower those in need.
Boys & Girls Club of Troy: Sponsor children and programs in this organization.
Camp Casey: Contribute funds for horse camp for children with cancer.
Camp Trotter: This program is through the VFW and we help send Troy
children who wouldn’t be able to attend camp otherwise.
Care House: We support this Oakland County agency working to prevent child
abuse and neglect through advocacy, outreach, intervention, prevention and
Haven: The Haven is an Oakland County agency that deals with the issues of
domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse. . Hands on participation may
or may not be available due to the nature of the services provided.
Judson Berry Home: Make purchases as identified and support home events.
Knitting for Charity: Members gather to knit various items for donation to local
charities or hospitals,
Lighthouse: Help out or give a monetary donation to assist people with various
Project Linus: We participate with this national project to provide blankets for
children who are hospitalized, traumatized, or in need for any other reason.
City of Troy: Provide a breakfast event during Michigan week in appreciation for
all the agencies, including police and fire, supporting the City throughout the

Common Ground: Purchase items that directly benefit residents of this shelter
Detroit Zoological Society: Provide funds to support Enrichment and
Educational programs.
Food Banks: Work with organizations like Forgotten Harvest or Gleaners to
bring food to those in need..
South Oakland Shelter: Provide an evening meal for homeless, working people
in this temporary shelter program.
Special Needs Projects: Provide services to children and adults with special
Support the Troops: Support Military Service Members with purchased items or
financial contribution.
Trick or Suite: TWA sponsors a suite through a program with the Children’s
Leukemia Foundation of Michigan, providing a safe environment for these
children and their families to enjoy trick or treating in October.
Troy Community Coalition: This agency focuses on the prevention of drug
and alcohol abuse. We support their goals and events in a variety of ways.
Troy People Concerned: Assist Troy residents identified by TPC with a specific
Winter Warmers: We set up Christmas trees to collect items made or
purchased by local residents. These items are then distributed to local charities
for their clients.
Women’s Scholarship Fund: Scholarships for Troy women ready to resume or
continue their education.
School Projects: We work with all schools in Troy to identify projects where
funding can make a difference. We focus on elementary, middle and high
school levels.
Senior Citizen Project: Brighten holidays for needy or home-bound senior
Visit Web Site ( for more information.

Troy Youth Assistance (TYA)
Troy Youth Assistance is a volunteer-driven, 501(C)(3) non-profit organization. TYA is
committed to strengthening youth and families by preventing and reducing juvenile
delinquency, child neglect and child abuse through community involvement.
It is one of 26 Youth Assistance programs in Oakland County. Each local Youth
Assistance office is tri-sponsored by the Oakland County Circuit Court-Family Division,
the local school district, and the city therein. The Oakland County Board of
Commissioners provides major funding for a professional counselor in each unit.
Volunteers work with the professional counselor to plan and sponsor local prevention
programs for youth and their families.

April 16 Annual Youth Recognition Awards Program at Troy High School. Co-
sponsored by Troy Youth Assistance and The Rotary Club of Troy

Our Presentation, "How Smart is a Smart Phone?"
is now available for viewing on the internet!

Casework Services
      Troy Youth Assistance provides confidential, short-term, family-centered
      counseling and referral services for young people, 16 years of age or younger
      who live or attend school in Troy, and their families. Referrals are accepted from
      schools, police, parents, and other community sources. A professional counselor
      assesses the needs of each child and may provide counseling services, link
      families with available resources, or make appropriate referrals.
Family Education
      Troy Youth Assistance offers classes, workshops and presentations focused on
      improving parent-child relationships, understanding child development, and
      enhancing parenting skills.
Mentors P.L.U.S. (People Listening, Understanding, Sharing)
      Adult volunteers are matched one-to-one with a youth age 5 to 16. Adult
      applicants are screened and trained prior to placement. Additional training and
      consultation are provided throughout the match period. Each adult volunteer is
      asked to commit 2-4 hours per week with a matched youth for at least one year.
      From time to time, group and countywide activities are held.

Skill Building
       Troy Youth Assistance provides scholarships to youth who would benefit from
       positive learning experiences designed to enhance their self-esteem or to
       develop a specific skill. This is accomplished through such activities as tutoring,
       sports, fine arts lessons, or may include day/overnight camp. The scholarships
       are tailored to meet the unique needs of each youth who participates.
Youth Involvement
       Youth, with adult guidance, participate in projects to interact positively with one
       another and their community. In so doing, they make a positive contribution
       toward improving life for others.
Youth Recognition
       At this annual event, young people are recognized for making positive
       contributions to their community. Nominations come from schools, hospitals,
       churches, fire and police departments, and private citizens who have made note
       of a youth’s community service, heroic actions, or personal successes.
        Task Volunteer—called upon occasionally for a one-time commitment
               Help with youth events
               Help set up and/or cleanup for programs or events
               Greet/check-in participants at events and programs
               Help with occasional mailing or collating materials
               Make phone calls
               Attend and/or help with fundraisers
       Sustaining Volunteer

             Serve on a committee that plans and implements one of the above TYA
             Serve on the Fund Development Committee that plans and implements
             strategies to raise funds for these programs

      Board Member—Develop and guide TYA policy and activities and act as a
      liaison between TYA and the community of Troy

For further information or to check on current volunteer opportunities, contact us at
Tel. 248-823-5095, Fax. 248-823-5240 or


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