[Y]outh [A]ction [K]Committee of Perth and District (YAK) is a charitable youth organization that has been operating in Perth, Ontario since 1996. YAK Youth Services offers assistance to local youth focused on building opportunities, support, resources, information, training and encouragement. (Y)outh (A)ction (K)Committee also operates a youth centre 5 days a week- a safe and supportive space for youth to gather.

YAK provides a safe, welcoming, and inclusive space for youth aged 8-24. The programs run out of our headquarters include a provincially supported and registered After School Program -ASP (which includes nightly nutrition, wellness and physical recreation) for youth 11-18. We also run a number of workshops and youth training opportunities throughout the year related to job skill development, outdoor recreation and youth social issues. Our ASP is for 11-18; however, some special events and programs are geared for younger youth 8-12 as well as older groups 18-24. We also offer an agency referral service, peer counselling and sit on both local and national committees to represent the rural youth voice.

Our Address: 1 Sherbrooke St. E. Perth Ontario K7H 1A1 Tel. 613.264.8381

Charitable Registration Number: 892320920RR0001