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AYA Movement

What is the AYA?

The AYA Movement of West Michigan was founded in 2016 as a program of Children’s Healing Center by three young adults searching for connections with others going through a similar life threatening diagnosis. AYA stands for Adolescents and Young Adults and is part of nationwide effort to support the needs of this population group.

What does the AYA do?

AYA hosts social experiences, shares resources, and works to continuously develop a close-knit community of young adults doing life together and sharing empathetic relationships. We do activities such as game nights, grill outs and life coaching in a fun and casual environment. Our local AYA program is geared for young adults ages 18-26.

Let's stay connected!
Read our AYA blog posts here.

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Events coming up

  • March 4 - Team Trivia Night!
  • Join us at Village Inn for a night of pizza, and testing our trivia skills...or possible lack thereof. :)

  • March 16 - Shamama- Breathwork
  • Shamama will join us again – this time to focus on breathing techniques. These breathing methods will help to relieve stress, anxiety and depression and also process/release strong emotions such as grief, fear, guilt and anger

  • - Gildas Club Support Group
  • Join us for dinner and support conversations led by Gildas Club Master’s degree-level professionals There will be updates via email, Facebook and text when we have an official date.

  • April 22 - Kids Food Basket
  • A chance to give back! Let’s come together to volunteer our time to help make a difference in the lives of many children in our community.

  • May 12 - Yoga Night
  • Join our Adult Night at the Center for dinner and yoga!

  • May 18 - The Great Escape Room
  • Team building! Let’s see if we have what it takes to work together and escape the room! This activity will take place between 6-8pm.

View the calendar PDF here

Learn more about our supporting resources

Cassie Hines Shoes Cancer Foundation
Stupid Cancer
Beautiful You By Profile
Adult Congenital Heart Association
Gilda's Club Grand Rapids