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Make a Difference Today

From Our CAYA Chairperson:

Last year, a young lady named Amy spoke at our Annual Meeting about the things CAYA has done for her through mentoring, Homework Club and camp, and how these changed the trajectory of her life. My work at CAYA for over 30 years has been in the background so I don’t often see the direct impact we have. It was great to witness so close up and personal, and gave a renewed sense of commitment to this organization. It also made me wonder how many other “Amys” are out there.

Although CAYA has faced some unexpected challenges in the past few years, we continue to be resilient. We are small but mighty. One continuing challenge that we have is getting  recognition out to the community so families that need help know where to go.

Another challenge we face is volunteers. Parents are busier than ever with both parents working in many families. In addition, children seem to be involved in more sports and other activities than ever before and parents are attending these events making it harder for them to have the time to volunteer.

Of course, we can’t forget the challenge of fundraising which seems to be a shared issue for many small nonprofits in the area. We are looking at some exciting possibilities.

During my time with CAYA  we have had an increased connection with Clarkston Schools. The well-being campaign and collaboration helps our community strengthen and grow. The Clarkston School system is personal to me as I am proud to be the parent of two CHS graduates, a grandparent of a CHS graduate and another grandchild in the high school. It strengthens my commitment to this district and especially to CAYA as we work hard together to make a positive impact on the youth in our community.


Jackie Fromm, Chairperson



Clarkston Area Youth Assistance is committed to strengthening youth and families and to prevent and reduce juvenile delinquency, child neglect and child abuse through community involvement

How you can help!

Consider donating to the work of Clarkston Area Youth Assistance. Together, we can make a difference for youth and for our community. CAYA is a 501(c)(3) charity organization and all donations are tax deductible.



Clarkston Area Youth Assistance is a volunteer-driven community organization that works to plan and sponsor local prevention programs for youth and their families.

Volunteers are always needed and very welcome. Click below to receive more information about how you can volunteer.