Youth in Service Nominations being accepted now!

Do you know a local area youth, either in middle or high school, that goes above and beyond to make our community better? If so, consider nominating them to receive a Youth in Service award. Every year, BYA and the Birmingham Optimists host their Annual Youth in Service Appreciation Breakfast. At this breakfast we have the privilege of honoring these local young adults for their volunteerism in our community and beyond.

This year’s breakfast is scheduled for Wednesday, April 20 at The Community House in Birmingham.

To see the guidelines and to nominate someone, click below.

Nomination Form

  • Attention Nominator: Judging Of The Nominee Is Based Solely On The Information You Supply Below. In Selecting A Candidate, Please Consider The Guidelines And Be As Specific As Possible.
  • This Nomination Is Made On The Basis Of At Least One Of The Following:
    • • Act Of Heroism. Please Give Specific Details.
    • • Exceptional Service On An Individual Basis To An Organization Or Individual. Please Give Specific Details.
    • • Exceptional Service By An Individual Within A Club Or Organization. If The Service Is Performed For Community Service Credit, The Student Must Have Significantly Exceeded The Requirement. Be As Specific As Possible Regarding Hours. Service Performed In Connection With A Credit Course Is Not Eligible For Consideration Unless You Can Demonstrate That The Student Has Dramatically Exceeded Course Expectations And Requirements.
    • • Achievement By An Individual Based On Overcoming A Personal Challenge And Setting An Example By Assisting Others. Describe Who Has Been Helped And In What Manner. Please See Additional Instructions For This Category In The Guidelines (#7).
    • • Exceptional Service Through The Initiation Of A New Project Or Program To Benefit Others.

Join us for our 35th Annual Kid’s Dog Show!

Birmingham Youth Assistance

& The Birmingham Public Schools

Are proud to present the

35th Annual Kids’ Dog Show!

Sunday, February 28, 2016
Berkshire Middle School

February 2015

2016 RegistrationForm

The Dog Show is open to
Non-Birmingham Public Schools Residents

Your dog may compete in two of these categories:
Best Dog Costume; Best Behaved; Most Personality; Best Trick; Best Looking;
and our two newest categories Best Treat Catcher and Waggiest Tail!


We are excited to announce our Celebrity Guest Judge
Shannon Murphy from 95.5’s Mojo in the Morning!

Shannon Murphy


This year’s sponsor of the Dog Show are:


Premier Pet 2012



Help me Grow program for ages birth – 48 months

The Help Me Grow developmental activity groups are designed to support children’s early learning while focusing on a key area of development each week. Included are 90 minutes of hands-on activities including motor, language and social skills. Parent education topics and take home activities support children’s early learning and development. Each playgroup series includes five weekly sessions. Activity groups encourage attendance at all five sessions.

HMG Flyer January-February

Mark your calendar for this free to the public program

Stop the Traffic flyer

Mike Palmer, BYA Volunteer of the Year, in the Michigan Humane Society magazine!

BYA is extremely lucky to have a volunteer like Mike Palmer! Besides his loyalty and generosity to BYA, he gives of his time, talent, and treasures to the Michigan Humane Society. For more information about the Humane Society visit

Mike Palmer Article