After School Program (ASP)

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In partnership with the Perth Union Library and Big Brother’s Big Sister’s of Lanark County we are offering a fun filled free ASP at the Library Monday-Wednesday *and at YAK/PAC on Thursdays.
(September to June 2pm-5pm)


Physical Activity

Mental Health and Emotional Well-Being

Daily nutritious snacksCooking and gardening with the Table PEGS

Noodle Wars

Birdie on a Perch

Web of Life

Managing Powerful EmotionsMind Over Matter

Life Skills 101 – Self-Care

Benefits: Gives youth a  safe space after school, with trained professional youth workers, to have fun, get homework help, and socialize with peers.

Education and Recreation

Recreational Opportunities

Educational Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Pool Tournaments, Coffee House, Movie NightsPerth Outfitters: Canoeing, Kayaking, Paddle Boarding

Stewart Park: Picnics, walks, games

A variety of Interest Based Workshops

Weekly: Dungeon & Dragons gathering

Selling Duck Race tickets, information booths, E-Waste, Smile Cookies, Movie nights and Coffee Houses

Benefits: Stimulating learning environment, gaining practical skills, expression of identity, provision of appropriate mentorship, and a safe space for youth to engage in.

Employment Readiness

Life Skills 101 – basic skills workshops such as resume building, financial literacy, goal setting, productivity, organization, and constructive criticismFirst Jobs Program – employment related training such as WHMIS, Food Safety, Babysitter’s Course, customer service, teamwork and leadership

YAK Kitchen – working with staff in kitchen to gain skills in teamwork, following recipes, food and equipment safety, and working in a kitchen

Co-op/Placement Students – taking in co-op and summer students to help them gain work experience and become a part of the YAK community

Benefits: Improving well-being and social responsibility, increase job related skills in youth service sector, and provide jobs and civic engagement


We host and attend events for recreational and fundraising purposes, including: Stewart Park Festival, Perth Rib and Music Festival, Garlic Festival, YAK Community Yard Sale, E-Waste Drive and YAK End of Year Party

Benefits: Create a sense of belonging, funds for our centre and community attachment