Programs and Services
we strive to deliver high quality programs and services that reflect best practices.
we focus on strategic fundraising initiatives, diversifying sources, and donor cultivation and recognition.
we understand the importance of partnering with local businesses, service providers, local governments and schools.
we strengthen our board through diversity, training and recruiting qualified directors.
[Y]outh [A]ction [K]Committee (YAK) Youth Services: we are a charitable youth organization operating in Perth, Ontario since 1996. We provide support, opportunities, resources, information, and trainings. We bring youth together in a safe and supportive space, elevate skills and confidence while activating participation in our local community.
A few things we’re great at
Monday to Friday 2:15-3:15. We meet after the last bell rings at the centre. This fall we are running outdoor fitness bootcamps: HIIT, Core Exercise Routines, and Personal Fitness modules. Our trainers are available to create and adapt the perfect exercise routine for you.
We are always cooking up something yummy: chicken souvlaki, steak and potatoes, lasagna, pork chops, broccoli and rice – dinner is served Monday to Friday @ 5pm. Food Hampers are currently going out bi-weekly.
Employment Readiness Workshops
YAK ran Skills Link Ontario from 2002-2017; and has been offering regular employment workshops since, we have an array of lesson plans and workplace readiness modules at our centre and are always happy to put them on.
The Arts: Music and Theatre
We currently have an artist in residence representing the film industry. Allison Graham brings a breadth of knowledge and experience in the arts and is always willing to share.
The secret of our success
it is important to us to work together, nourish each other’s strengths and help build one another; we are all in this together.
increase impact, enhance efficiency, effectiveness, capacity, mentorship opportunities, and share expertise and services.
Passion for Supporting Youth
we focus our efforts to ensure the emotional well-being of our youth participants and support their ideas and initiatives.
QUALIFIED Board of Directors and Staff
when the right people are chosen and put together there is nothing that can stand in their way to success.
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Charitable Registration Number: 892320920RR0001