Our Name: YAK Youth Services (YYS)

Legal Name: Youth Action Kommittee of Perth and District Inc.

Our Address: 1881 Rogers Rd. Perth Ontario K7H 3P7 Tel. 613.264.8381

Charitable Registration Number: 892320920RR0001

Date of Inception: May 6, 1996

YAK stands for: [Y]outh [A]ction [K]Committee

Main Programs: Perth Youth Centre; Perth Community Services Hub; March Break and Summer Camps; Youth and Parent Referral Service; Take -Action Projects; Workshops on Demand; Youth and Family Food Security Program, and Peer and Professional Counselling.

YYS 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.

The Perth Youth Centre provides a safe, welcoming, and inclusive space for youth aged 11-18. Including a provincially supported and registered After School Program -ASP (which includes nightly nutrition, wellness and physical recreation) and a later nightly youth drop in. The Perth Youth Centre also hosts monthly Open Mic Nights; nightly shuttles, meals, and indoor and outdoor sport activities.

The Perth Community Services Hub: A place where organizations are working together to offer multiple services, increase accessibility, and better meet the needs of our local residents. 1881 is the office headquarters for both YAK Youth Services and Lanark County Community Justice. Inside, residents will find Perth Fire Services, Firedawgs, the Table’s CFC Free Food Pantry, the Perth Union Library’s Youth Book Nook, and 4 Bay Fitness. As well as, shared meeting space and offices utilized by the CFUW, QCL, Open Doors, Girl Guides Canada, and Community Living; with hopes of more service providers joining within the next two years.