Youth Assistance Programs are community-based, and developed by volunteers who live and/or work in the surrounding communities. The Circuit Court provides the professional staff to work with the volunteers and to provide direct casework services. Ferndale Youth Assistance works under the sponsorship and financial support of the Ferndale School District, City of Ferndale, City of Pleasant Ridge, Charter Township of Royal Oak and Oakland County Circuit Court-Family Division.


Ferndale Youth Assistance and The David Michael Smith Foundation are pleased to announce that we are sponsoring “Rachel’s Challenge” on Friday, September 21st. Rachel’s Challenge is a nationally known anti-bullying workshop. It will be presented to the students of Coolidge and Ferndale Middle Schools. There will be a special presentation for parents and other interested adults held on Friday, September 21st at 6:30 p.m. in the Ferndale High School auditorium. 

“Come hear the inspiring true story about one girl’s dream to change the world. While her life was tragically cut short during the Columbine High School shooting on April 20, 1999, Rachel Joy Scott’s shining example of kindness and compassion was not defeated that day. Come hear the inspiring true story of one girl’s dream being fulfilled over a decade after her death. The presentation is a powerful reminder of the little things we can do everyday to make our world a better place.”

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