From left are CAYA volunteers, organizers, and friends Sarah Hester, Judy Carnes, Lauren Klos, Jan Scislowicz, Debbie Wertz, and Jessie McDonald. Photo by Phil Custodio
Clarkston Area Youth Assistance’s annual charity Bowl-A-Thon, Feb. 24, at Cherry Hill Lanes included athletes more used to wearing track shoes – the Clarkston Wolfpack running club.
“I do some volunteer work with this group and I already make an annual donation, but I thought it might be nice for the Wolfpack to enter an adult five-person team,” said club member Mike McIntyre. “The cause is a great one, they run programs to celebrate youth, prevent bullying, counsel troubled kids, prevent child abuse, tutor children in need, etc.”
CAYA services include a full-time case worker in the schools, after-school homework club, annual youth recognition event, Mentor’s Plus program, family education and “Pinwheels for Prevention.”
The non-profit community service organization offers a variety of financial assistance opportunities that include summer camps, skill building, counseling, drivers training, and sports participation.