Southfield Youth Assistance (SYA) is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) prevention program that focuses on providing services to youth and their families within the Southfield/Lathrup Village area. We provide short-term counseling services for youth who need additional support at home, school, or within the community, while also engaging them in positive experiences and enhancing their social, academic, and interpersonal skills.
Our Volunteer Board of Directors work diligently to provide family education programs, mentoring opportunities, and fundraising events to support youth programming. Through our community development block grant, we also provide skill building scholarships for low income youth. This allows youth to participate in various positive activities (e.g. day and overnight camps, music, dance, sports, tutoring, and other enrichment activities) that they may not otherwise be able to participate in because of their financial situations.
The primary purpose of the S.Y.A. is the prevention of delinquency and neglect of the youth of the City of Southfield and/or the Southfield School District. The efforts of the S.Y.A. shall be in the area of mobilizing community interest and resources in order to develop programs which will be beneficial to safeguarding and improving the physical, mental, emotional, and moral welfare of families and youth in the Southfield Community.