Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Students will be honored at annual Youth Recognition Celebration on May 13.
Ferndale Youth Assistance is currently seeking nominations for deserving local students or groups of students to be honored at its 33rd Annual Youth Recognition Celebration. The recognition event will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, May 13 at Coolidge Intermediate School. According to the school district's most recent newsletter, students can be nominated in two categories: Individual and Group grades K-12. Two graduating seniors may be selected for a $500 scholarship from the David Michael Smith Scholarship Fund to pursue higher education. Individual or group nominations can be made by school staff, church representatives, civic groups, business persons, parents and residents of the school district. For criteria details and a …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Program on April 10 will empower parents and guide them on how to interact with their children during stressful moments of communication.
Ferndale Youth Assistance is sponsoring a family education program, “Love & Logic," on April 10. This is a parenting program that is geared towards assisting parents by teaching them practical parenting techniques. The facilitator is prepared to provide real-life examples of how to handle these stressful communications with your child. Source: Ferndale Youth Assistance.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Volunteers are needed from 5:45-8:30 p.m. at Ferndale High School.
Ferndale Youth Assistance is hosting a Safe Night event for middle school students on Friday, April 12 at Ferndale High School. Volunteers are needed from 5:45-8:30 p.m. (even if you can only stay for an hour). There will be swimming, open gym, dancing, photo booth, henna booth, and Activ8 Gaming is bringing the whole Rock Band set up (complete with stage). If you have any questions or are willing to volunteer, please contact Melinda Hicks at Ferndale Youth Assistance: 248-586-8700 or email@example.com. Source: Ferndale Public Schools district newsletter.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Broken Arrow Blues at One-Eyed Betty's, open mic. night at Dino's and more.
The 12th annual Ferndale Blues and Music Festival continues all week with live music options at several venues around town. The 10-day festival raises money for Ferndale Youth Assistance and the Michigan AIDS Coalition. [Do you have Blues Fest photos to share? Add them here!] For further details, including a full schedule of events, how to donate, parking and more, visit: Your Guide to the 2013 Ferndale Blues and Music Festival. A map of the venues can be downloaded here. The festival continues on Tuesday with the events listed below. Call ahead to confirm times or visit www.ferndalebluesfestival.org.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Parents and adults invited to attend seminar at Ferndale High School tonight.
Monday, January 21, 2013
12th annual Ferndale Blues and Music Festival kicks off Friday, featuring 75 concerts at 27 local venues.
The Ferndale Blues and Music Festival is back for its 12th year and will feature more music and venues than ever before. The event will span 10 days this year - starting Friday, Jan. 25 and continuing through Feb. 6 - and includes 75 individual concerts in at least 27 venues, primarily in Ferndale with a few in Royal Oak Township and Hazel Park. [See photos from the 2012 Ferndale Blues and Music Festival here.] The annual music festival is held each winter to raise money for two local charities - Ferndale Youth Assistance and the Michigan AIDS Coalition. Festival co-chair and founder Craig Covey says the event aims to brings music and camaraderie to people across the region who may be suffering cabin fever or winter blues. It also brings …
Monday, January 14, 2013
Seminar for parents and adults will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at Ferndale High School.
Monday, January 14
The Michigan Cyber Safety Initiative and Ferndale High School, in conjunction with Ferndale Youth Assistance, is inviting the community to attend the Michigan Community Seminar Internet Safety Presentation for Parents and Adults. Parents and adults will learn important information including how to access the Michigan Sex Offender Registry and sign up to receive email updates as well as how to obtain reliable information on parental control software. They will also receive instructions for using online tutorials on how to search and access your child’s social networking sites, view internet history logs to determine where your children have been online and access and modify settings for safer surfing on internet search engines such as Yahoo…
Sunday, November 4, 2012
The event, held at Coolidge Intermediate School in Ferndale, will teach parents how to find the Michigan Sex Offender Registry, access their child's social networking sites and more.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
The Michigan Cyber Safety Initiative and Coolidge Intermediate School, in conjunction with Ferndale Youth Assistance, invites parents and adults to attend the Michigan CSI Community Seminar Internet Safety Presentation on Monday. Parents and adults will learn important information including how to access the Michigan Sex Offender Registry and sign up to receive e-mail updates as well as how to obtain reliable information on parental control software. Parents will also receive instructions for using online tutorials on how to search and access your child’s social networking sites, view internet history logs to determine where your children have been online and access and modify settings for safer surfing on Internet search engines such as …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The community is invited to gather at Buffalo Wild Wings in Ferndale on Wednesday, where 15 percent of all purchases will be donated to the memorial fund for a Ferndale student who was killed by a train.
All day Wednesday, 15 percent of all purchases at Buffalo Wild Wings in Ferndale will be donated to the David Michael Smith Memorial Foundation. The foundation, named for a Ferndale student who was killed by a train in July 2006, sends kids to camp and offers scholarships to Ferndale High School graduates. David's parents, Dianna and Lloyd Smith, run the foundation. The foundation also provides funds to Ferndale Youth Assistance. Present the coupon attached to this article to your server at the time of purchase.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
The semi-annual event at Ferndale High School provides a safe, fun way for middle school students to spend an evening.
About 296 middle school students were at Ferndale High School on Friday for Safe Night, a semi-annual event that provides a safe and fun place for youth to spend an evening. Sixth, seventh and eighth graders in the district listened to a short educational demonstration by the National Guard on how to avoid using alcohol, and then were given freedom of the school with the supervision of about 60 volunteers. Activities included games, an open gym, and a DJ, and kids enjoyed hot dogs, cotton candy and other snacks. The event was co-hosted by Ferndale Middle School, Ferndale Youth Assistance and the Southeast Oakland Coalition. "I think it's going fabulously," said Pauline Nagle, principal at John F. Kennedy School, during the event. "This …