Heritage Coffee Roasting Co., Coppa, One People Canoe Society, NAMI Juneau, Yées Ku.oo Dancers, Goldbelt Heritage Foundation, Native Youth Olympics, Healing Hand Foundation, Find Your Fire, Together With Juneau Veterans, Juneau Public Libraries, Sealaska Heritage Institute, U.S. Coast Guard Southeast, Central Council Tlingit & Haida, Juneau Public Health Center, Zach Gordon Youth Center, Chromatic Crystal, Breeze Inn, Fred Meyer and all of our wonderful volunteers.
Shoutout to our partners/sponsors!
Tonight (Friday 9/23) at 5:00! Please come help us label all the beautiful gifts for the Healing Kootéeyaa Ceremony next Saturday! Meet at the Zach Gordon Youth Center after school/work; food will be provided and families welcome!
We are getting very excited for next weekend's kootéeyaa ceremony at Twin Lakes, but we need some help from you all with the final preparations! Tomorrow night Friday September 23 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM we are inviting folks to Zach Gordon Youth Center to help put finishing touches on the giveaway gift teas and medicines that a bunch of wonderful volunteers/artisans have been been working on for the event since last year. Food will be provided, and this will be a family-friendly event. Contact
Explore the highly pigmented, fluid medium of alcohol inks in an introductory lesson with Chromatic Crystal for this one-time, abstract painting event! We strongly advise you to wear clothes you don’t mind getting stained with inks. No experience required, and we’ll supply the materials. You’ll have your own (mostly dried) masterpiece to take with you by the end of the event! All you have to do is come, paint, and have fun! NAMI Juneau Zach Gordon Youth Center
The doors are open:
🔸 Monday - Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
🔸 Friday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
🔸 Saturday 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Zach Gordon Youth Center is back to regular hours. Thank you all for your patience and understanding while they've pulled through a busy time of year while short on staff.
A special thank you to SEAGLA, 's Floral Studio, and Bauer Clifton Interiors for your $500 contributions- your impact is great and so appreciated.
And also a special thank you to every single person who donated or shared this campaign, together as a community, when we give what we can, we can create beautiful and powerful things. Every dollar donated will be used to purchase gender-affirming items for local youth. Trans and gender-diverse youth are precious members of our community, and they deserve to have access to what they need to be safe and comfortable in their bodies.
If you are a young person in need of a gender-affirming item, reach out to Gordon Youth Center or the Teen Health Center and staff there will help you get what you need.
From the bottom of our hearts, gunalchéesh, without you this would not be possible.
Gunalchéesh to everyone who donated to our GoFundMe to raise funds for our gender-affirming items scholarship- we met our goal today!!
We're so thankful for all of the people involved in making events like these happen. Please join them, and spread the word!
Our friends at the Zach Gordon Youth Center and NAMI Juneau, along with Margie Weaver Thomson are hosting a webinar TONIGHT for adults who want to support the trans and gender diverse youths in their lives.
One of the weekly themes for Zach Gordon Youth Center's summer camp this year was ‘Art in the Park.’ So we borrowed a few pieces of their art and put them in the park! You can see them along the Seawalk at Overstreet Park. Take advantage of this beautiful weather to enjoy the cutest little art show along the water! They will be on display through the end of the month.
Did you see the great article from KTOO about the new guide for transgender youth put together by NAMI Juneau and Zach Gordon Youth Center? It's a cute little 'zine that helps kids understand school anti-discrimination policies and how they can advocate for themselves when needed. We've got the link to the article here:
Join us TODAY, 8/17 from 3 - 4:30PM for our monthly coalition meeting. We will be talking about our event schedule for Su***de Prevention Awareness Month(September) and will highlight the Trans Student Self-Advocacy Workshop recently hosted by NAMI Juneau and Zach Gordon Youth Center. We will also learn about the upcoming Supportive Adults of Trans Students Webinar and other LGBTQ+ resources. A big shout-out to all of those involved in making this happen - This is how we live up to our vision of creating a community where all individuals have a sense of belonging, connectedness to others, and value their lives!
Thanks to our partners Zach Gordon Youth Center these resource guides are live! Find them here:
Tomorrow, Saturday 8/5! Join us along with NAMI Juneau at Zach Gordon Youth Center from 3 - 5PM for a workshop for trans and gender diverse youth to connect with each other, learn some self-advocacy skills, and access to information and supports that will make navigating school as a trans or gender diverse youth a little easier. For more information, call the Zach Gordon Youth Center at 907.586.2635
Please note: You must present the Passport to Play to receive free admission. Valid once during August for the participant and up to two guardians.
In case you want to steer clear of the Valley this weekend you can always check off some of the Passport to Play activities on the other end of town. 😉 You can visit the Juneau-Douglas City Museum for free, stop by Marine Park and West Juneau Rotary Park, donate to the food drive at Zach Gordon Youth Center, and find the fish at one of the Juneau Public Libraries. Explore. Play. Win! bit.ly/monthofplay2022
Tonight 5:00 @ Zach Gordon Youth Center – We’re doing Tinikling 101 again! Join us for some fun and energetic dancing that’s free to youth and families! See you there! (Photo by Paige Sparks/KTOO)
For more information, you can call the Zach Gordon Youth Center at 907.586.2635
With Zach Gordon Youth Center we're hosting a workshop for gender diverse youth to connect with each other, learn some self-advocacy skills and access information and supports that will make navigating school as a trans or gender diverse youth a little easier.
to learn more about these opportunities coming up. Hope to see you there!
Tinikling is back at the Zach for a repeat performance! Join us Wednesday July 27 from 5:00-7:00 pm at Zach Gordon Youth Center for another Tinikling 101 class if you missed it before or just want to do some more dancing. There will be a sign up for on-going choreography sessions at the event, but if you can't make it please feel free to email