Farmington Youth Assistance (FYA) last week honored 26 middle and high school students from Farmington and Farmington Hills for their charitable contributions.
The 27th annual celebration of youth volunteers, held at in Farmington Hills, recognized the students for performing at least 100 hours of volunteer work not applied toward high school credit. The students’ collective community volunteering totaled more than 4,000 hours during the last year.
The FYA event also inspires students to continue service throughout their lives. Public safety officials, city council members, school officials, administrators and nominators are expected to attend to express their gratitude.
“It’s important to recognize these students’ contributions—all of which have taken place in their free time,” said Pam Lyle, FYA caseworker. “Each person has made an impact and we hope they will not only continue this good work, but spread the volunteer movement to their friends. These efforts go a long way in strengthening our community.”
After receiving nominations from schools, hospitals, churches and residents, FYA evaluated each student based on voluntary service to an individual or organization in the community. Length and quality of commitment and initiative were considered.
The featured speaker for the breakfast was Monte Nagler, an internationally acclaimed photographer who also volunteers in the Farmington community.
Youth volunteers honored were:Nominator's Name Volunteer Name Deborah Eason Vanisha Amin Brian J Christian Sean Boyce Carol Sethi Meghan Carlton Carol Sethi Meraya Chamberlain Carol Sethi Rishita Chittoju Mark Springer Maddy Cleary Carol Sothic Ricky Escamilla-Alvarez Mark Springer Calvin Fedeson Elisa Maher Hyeri Joo Carol Sethi Randall Jordan, III Mark Springer Michael Kindred Mark Springer Amy Laskosky Mark Springer Ariana Maas Katarina Gadjev & Elisa Maher Sarah Majid Lynn Halton Matthew Marx Mark Springer Christina Pappas Carol Sethi Jake Parsons Todd L. Lipa Zachary Theodore Rich Beth Iatrou Jacob Rubenstein Carol Sethi Diamond Smith Beth Iatrou Madeline Trevisan Mark Springer Brian Turak Carol Sethi Katherine Worden Mark Springer J.D. Williams Mark Springer Jon Wygant Carol Sethi Kyle Zaback
Farmington Youth Assistance is a non-profit organization committed to preventing juvenile delinquency, child neglect and child abuse through community involvement. Covering the Farmington school district and supported by Oakland County Youth Assistance, FYA provides a variety of services and programs to enrich children and teens’ lives and help them to make positive life choices. For more information, visit farmingtonyouthassistance.org.
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