Celebrating 50 Years of Serving Youth and Families

The mission of Birmingham Youth Assistance is the prevention and reduction of juvenile delinquency, child abuse, and child neglect, by providing community based casework and counseling services as well as providing alternatives for children and families that live within the boundaries of the Birmingham Public School District.

BYA is a partnership of: the Oakland County Circuit Court – Family Division; the City of Birmingham and the Villages of Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms and Franklin; Birmingham Public Schools; and community volunteers. Learn more.

BYA and The BPS Early Childhood Center are hosting a Family Education Opportunity

What Every Parent Hopes for in Their Pre-School Child…
Self Esteem & Resilience

Thursday, April 24, 2014
The Birmingham Early Childhood Center
2121 Midvale
Birmingham, MI

The program starts at 7:00

Speaker Julie Ogg, M.Ed.
Julie Ogg 1Parent Educator/
Great Parents Great Start-Oakland County

RSVP by April 22 to Birmingham Youth Assistance
BYA Family Ed Flyer

First 12 people registered will receive the book

Family Ed book

When Sophie Gets Angry-Really, Really Angry…by Molly Bang
A packet of free resource materials will be provided to all attendees

4th Annual Youth in Service Recognition Breakfast

On Wednesday, April 16th Birmingham Youth Assistance and the Birmingham Optimists will honor local youth for their civic service at The Community House in Birmingham.
Registration starts at 7:00 a.m. A plated breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m.


Alexander Warren, the 2013 Co-Winner of the Jane Parker-Ward Award and David Walker, YIS Chairperson

BYA and the Optimists are excited to be partnering for the 4th year to honor these wonderful youth. The nominees will be chosen from local area middle and high schools. These individuals have distinguished themselves through their community civic service. In addition to members of these two organizations there will be parents, family, community leaders and other dignitaries present for the presentations.  The most outstanding of our nominees will receive The Jane Parker-Ward Award and a $500.00 scholarship. That individual will be chosen by a joint committee of Birmingham Youth Assistance and The Birmingham Optimists.

We are happy to welcome as our Keynote Speaker, Officer Gail Panny, a Senior Police Chaplain through the International Fellowship of Chaplains. She has, for many years, provided counseling in situations involving stress and crisis. This would include death & injury, incarceration, school crisis, work place crisis, stress management, suicide and community outreach.

If you know of a local middle or high school student that you would like to nominate to receive a Youth in Service Award please contact the BYA office at 248-203-4300 or email the office manager at Office@birminghamyouthassistance.org. 

Become a sponsor of the Annual Youth in Service Appreciation Awards Event

BYA/Optimist $250-$500

  • Name/Business Logo included on all print material for the 2014 Youth in Service breakfast
  • 4 complimentary tickets to the breakfast
  • Link on the BYA website to sponsoring business page
  • Name/Business logo on Power Point Presentation that will run the length of the event

BYA/Optimist $100-$249

  • Name/Business Logo included on all print material for the 2014 Youth in Service breakfast
  • 2 complimentary tickets to the breakfast
  • Name/Business logo on Power Point Presentation that will run the length of the event

Why should I sponsor this event?

Because this is the most important BYA/Birmingham Optimist event of the year! Sponsorship will help both organizations continue the tradition of recognizing amazing young people who are committed to carrying out public service.

If you would like to mail a check please download and fill out the Sponsorship Form (PDF)


Congratulations to our 2014 Dog Show Winners!

Our 33rd Annual Kids’ Dog Show was a great success! This year’s winners are:

Best Costume – Emma B. and her dog Cali1-_MG_6778_DxO-001

Best Behaved – Ryan M. and her dog Mimi


Best Treat Catcher – Ava S. and her dog Baxter


Most Personality and Best in Show -
Seth K. and his dog Sophie


 Best Trick – Jordan B. and her dog Sammy


Waggiest Tail – Maggie B. and her dog Abby


Best Looking – Zoey & Naomi T. and their dog Lego


Thank you to all of our participants! For more pictures, check out our photo gallery.

Thank you Rojo!

We want to thank Rojo, Birmingham’s newest restaurant, for their sponsorship of our first RedRaiser Event!

On December 9, 2013 Rojo generously opened their doors to BYA. 100% of the proceeds benefited BYA. Events like this help us to caring out our mission of offering low cost events and programs to area families.

Rojo Logo for WEB


We look forward to our next RedRaiser. Keep checking our website for information.


Birmingham Youth in Service in the news!

Our Youth in Service Jane Parker Ward Award Winner Alexander Warren was interviewed by Judge Diane D’Agostini on “Our Kids”. 

Click here to see the full interview