Hello friends, I’m away on a much needed vacation but I thought it would be a good time to remind you to support and care for our community.
As some of you you may know I’m a youth and community worker in one of the raddest most empowering youth organization in the city @head_and_hands. Open 6 days/week offering services completely free of charge.
Jeunesse 2000 our teen drop-in center offers 4 days of open gym, music programming, studio time, drama therapy, nutritional and financial literacy through cooking workshops among many other educational workshops touching on their rights, on safe drug use and informed sexual practices.
We also refer our youngsters to counselling services and guide them towards our medical and legal clinic if needed.
Our population essentially consists of racialized and marginalized youth that are often profiled or told they are too loud, or simply put: too present!
For now over 26 years J2k is their refuge, the home away from home, and the place where we do not judge them—but accept their voice, their laughters, their drumming, their liveliness, their joyful loudness in respect, love and compassion.
Please help us raise funds at our first winter cocktail, silent auction, and art exhibit this December 15th @galerierepndg to support our programming.
If you can’t physically make it: buy a 10$ ticket and help us sustain the free services, specifically our music programming. I can assure you the magic, the talent, the future happens in our music studio.
I have been at jeunesse 2000 for now 3 years, and I can promise you I’ve seen music in conversation with our services truly transform our youth.
Support your community. #jeunesse2000 #therec #j2k #headandhands #communitybuilding #youthmusicprograms #love #wintergarden #artexhibit •
Taken from article in @indiendgmag where you can find out more about mah work ☺️😍😘
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