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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

  • November 6 - Robinette’s Apple Haus
  • The best way to spend a fall day… apple picking, and enjoying donuts and cider!

  • November 18 - Friendsgiving
  • Feast, friends, and fun! Bring your favorite Thanksgiving Day dish to share! There will be plenty of conversation and games for everyone!

  • December 2 - Soap/Candle Making
  • Learn how to create your own soap and/or candle. These products are free of parabens, phthalates, and formaldehydes and are from a cruelty-free company. These would make a perfect holiday gift for a loved one!

  • December 16 - AYA Christmas Party
  • Wear your favorite Christmas sweater and enjoy holiday themed games and snacks while listening to some holiday jams!

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