Zach Gordon Youth Center

Zach Gordon Youth Center

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Shoutout to our partners/sponsors!
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.
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 [email protected] if you have any questions. Hope to see you there!
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
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.

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.
Gunalchéesh to everyone who donated to our GoFundMe to raise funds for our gender-affirming items scholarship- we met our goal today!!

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.
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.

We're so thankful for all of the people involved in making events like these happen. Please join them, and spread the word!
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: http://ow.ly/lhye50Kmti6 and be sure to check out their website at https://www.namijuneau.org/lgbtq2 for a digital version of the guide and more great resources.
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!
Register Here: https://tinyurl.com/ywh27z9j
NAMI Juneau Zach Gordon Youth Center
Thanks to our partners Zach Gordon Youth Center these resource guides are live! Find them here: https://www.namijuneau.org/lgbtq2
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
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

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.
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)
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.
For more information, you can call the Zach Gordon Youth Center at 907.586.2635
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 [email protected] to learn more about these opportunities coming up. Hope to see you there!

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Timeline photos 09/28/2022

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YOU ARE INVITED: Kaasei Healing Kootéeyaa Ceremony
WHEN: October 1, 2022 12:00PM
WHERE: Twin Lakes Kaasei Totem Plaza Juneau, Alaska

AWARE, Tlingit & Haida, the Wooshkeetaan and L’eeneidì A’aakw Kwáan would like to invite the community to join us for the unveiling of the healing totem pole and screens carved by master carver Wayne Price honoring survivors and victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, their families and communities.

Reception to follow at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall.

09/27/2022

We are so excited for the upcoming Art Night with Chromatic Crystal! This Thursday at the center!

Juneau youth! Come 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!

09/20/2022

The center has been operating under modified hours throughout the summer due to staffing, but we are returning to our normal hours! Thank you all for your patience and understanding while we worked through a busy time of year!

09/19/2022

High School aged youth are invited to join Goldbelt Heritage Foundation, Tlingit & Haida and Juneau Su***de Prevention Coalition on Sept. 24th at Thunder Mountain High School for Self-Care Saturday. Pre-register on the GHF portal at www.mygoldbeltheritage.org

09/17/2022

Juneau youth! Come 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!

09/15/2022

Haa Tóoch Lichéesh would like to invite families and youth to a gift making party in preparation for the unveiling of the healing totem pole and screens carved by master carver Wayne Price honoring survivors and victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, their families and communities.

09/09/2022

The next session of the Trans Youth Support Group will be on September 15th. There is a short registration process required that can be done with Margie Thomson or Ty Shae using the contact info below or by sending us a DM. Please share this exciting new resource with all the gender expansive youth in your life!

Koru Counseling will be hosting a brand new support group for trans youth right here at the Zach! This interactive psychotherapy support group is for individuals ages 12-19, who identify as transgender, gender expansive, genderqueer and non-binary. It will provide a safe, affirming space to explore, process and grow as we examine different aspects of our gender identity.

09/06/2022

Community BBQ and Canoe Healing-Journeys, Saturday, Sept.10th, at Sandy Beach!

A time to Support, Connect and Heal - Join us as our community comes together to help raise su***de prevention awareness and break stigmas associated with su***de. Something for everyone, rain or shine!!

·Healing-Journey Registration Link: tinyurl.com/ynw3jeny
·Su***de Prevention Education and Other September Community Events: https://tinyurl.com/yxexsnxm
·Support Juneau Su***de Prevention Coalition: https://tinyurl.com/3dfapmhw

09/02/2022
Scholarship Fund for Gender-Affirming Items, organized by NAMI Juneau (NAMI Juneau) 08/31/2022

Scholarship Fund for Gender-Affirming Items, organized by NAMI Juneau (NAMI Juneau)

*Update! They are less than $1,000 away from reaching their goal!*

Our friends over at NAMI Juneau are doing some fundraising to support trans youth! Donations will be matched by the Juneau Community Foundation, up to $3,500! Please consider donating or sharing to this fund that will provide gender affirming items to local trans youth.

Scholarship Fund for Gender-Affirming Items, organized by NAMI Juneau (NAMI Juneau) The Juneau Community Foundation will be matching every dollar d… NAMI Juneau (NAMI Juneau) needs your support for Scholarship Fund for Gender-Affirming Items

08/23/2022

We hope to see you tomorrow! Join Margie Thomson, a LCSW who provides gender affirming therapy, Ty Shae (ZGYC), and Meryl Connelly-Chew (NAMI Juneau) for a webinar to learn about navigating the middle and high schools with your trans & gender diverse youth, resources for yourself and youth, and tips for supporting the trans young people in your life.
Questions? Contact NAMI Juneau at 907-463-4251

Photos from Juneau Parks & Recreation's post 08/19/2022

Photos from Juneau Parks & Recreation's post

Scholarship Fund for Gender-Affirming Items, organized by NAMI Juneau (NAMI Juneau) 08/16/2022

Scholarship Fund for Gender-Affirming Items, organized by NAMI Juneau (NAMI Juneau)

Our friends over at NAMI Juneau are doing some fundraising to support trans youth! Donations will be matched by the Juneau Community Foundation, up to $3,500! Please consider donating or sharing to this fund that will provide gender affirming items to local trans youth.

Scholarship Fund for Gender-Affirming Items, organized by NAMI Juneau (NAMI Juneau) The Juneau Community Foundation will be matching every dollar d… NAMI Juneau (NAMI Juneau) needs your support for Scholarship Fund for Gender-Affirming Items

08/11/2022

Koru Counseling will be hosting a brand new support group for trans youth right here at the Zach! This interactive psychotherapy support group is for individuals ages 12-19, who identify as transgender, gender expansive, genderqueer and non-binary. It will provide a safe, affirming space to explore, process and grow as we examine different aspects of our gender identity.

There is a short registration process required that can be done with Margie Thomson or Ty Shae using the contact info below or by sending us a DM. Please share this exciting new resource with all the gender expansive youth in your life!

08/09/2022

Zach Gordon Youth Center

We are hiring! The center is in need of a full time Youth Development Leader II and a part time Youth Development Leader I. YDL’s get to trade Pokémon cards, harvest and cook foods from our backyard garden, celebrate birthdays, play games, throw parties and so much more. This position is busy, fun and super rewarding. YDL’s keep the center safe and fun while building relationships with youth and teens, and they are vital to the success of the center.

The Youth Development Leader II is a full time, benefited position starting at $21.23-$22.65 an hour.

The Youth Development Leader I is a part time position, working roughly two 5 hour shifts a week, starting at $18.62-$19.88 per hour.

The application period for the YDL II closes on August 15th. The YDL I position is open until filled. Check out the full position descriptions and apply at Juneau.org/human-resources/employment-opportunities

If you have questions about the position, contact Ty Shae at 907-586-2635 See less

Zach Gordon Youth Center ZGYC serves as a home away from home for youth. This page will share about our Youth Employment in Parks, the BAM After School Program, and our Outreach program too!

08/06/2022

Volunteer Coaches are needed for our Boys & Girls Indoor Soccer program, for youth ages 5-14. These sports programs cannot happen without our amazing volunteers! The season takes place from mid-October until mid-December.

Soccer knowledge is helpful, but not required. A background check is required. If interested, please complete the application below and email to [email protected]

Application:https://juneau.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/background-update-6.1.22.pdf

Early bird registration for youth begins on August 15th. Late registration begins on August 29th. More information can be found at: https://juneau.org/parks-recreation/zach-gordon/indoor-soccer

08/05/2022

We have adjusted hours for August due to staffing. We will be open from 1pm-8pm Monday-Friday, and 3pm-10pm on Saturday. We are closed on Sundays. We're sorry for any inconvenience, and hope to see you soon!

Photos from Zach Gordon Youth Center's post 08/04/2022

We are so excited to share this new resource with participants at the Trans Student Self-Advocacy Workshop coming up this Saturday at the center! The ZGYC and NAMI Juneau have put together this guide for trans students in the Juneau School District, in both high school and middle school editions, to help make going back to school a little easier.

The upcoming workshop will walk participants through some of the info in this resource and include some guest speakers, food and social space to connect with each other.

This workshop is specifically for high school and middle school aged youth. If you are a supportive adult or caregiver, please check out our upcoming Supportive Adults of Trans Students Webinar! This resource guide will be more widely available in printed and digital versions in the near future, so stay tuned.

08/02/2022

This Saturday at the Zach! Spread the word!

Check this out! We are so excited to be able to offer a Trans Student Self-Advocacy Workshop! Participants can learn some self-advocacy skills, meet other trans youth and take home some helpful resources. August 6th at the Zach.

Photos from Zach Gordon Youth Center's post 07/29/2022

That’s a wrap! Congratulations to all of our YEP graduates! You all worked so hard this summer and it was an honor watching you grow in your relationships with each other while making Juneau a more beautiful Capital City. Gunalchéesh to our partners who make this incredible program possible! SAIL City and Borough of Juneau Trail Mix, Inc.

07/29/2022

Juneau Parks & Recreation is hosting a sensory-friendly movie in at the fieldhouse! This Saturday at 1:30pm and it is FREE!

07/25/2022

Haa Tóoch Lichéesh - We believe it is possible will be hosting their 2nd Tinikling 101 Workshop here at the Zach, this Wednesday!

07/19/2022

Koru Counseling will be hosting a brand new support group for trans youth right here at the Zach! This interactive psychotherapy support group is for individuals ages 12-19, who identify as transgender, gender expansive, genderqueer and non-binary. It will provide a safe, affirming space to explore, process and grow as we examine different aspects of our gender identity.

*Please note, the first session of this support group is on July 28th. Then it will be every 3rd Thursday of the month*

There is a short registration process required that can be done with Margie Thomson or Ty Shae using the contact info below or by sending us a DM. Please share this exciting new resource with all the gender expansive youth in your life!

07/13/2022

We are hiring! The center is in need of a full time Youth Development Leader II and a part time Youth Development Leader I. YDL’s get to trade Pokémon cards, harvest and cook foods from our backyard garden, celebrate birthdays, play games, throw parties and so much more. This position is busy, fun and super rewarding. YDL’s keep the center safe and fun while building relationships with youth of all ages and they are vital to the success of the center.

The Youth Development Leader II is a full time, benefited position starting at $20.12-$21.47 an hour.

The Youth Development Leader I is a part time position, working roughly two 5 hour shifts a week, starting at $17.65-$18.84 per hour.

The application period for the YDL II closes on July 22nd. The YDL I position is open until filled. Check out the full position descriptions and apply at Juneau.org/human-resources/employment-opportunities

If you have questions about the position, contact Ty Shae at 907-586-2635 See less

Photos from Zach Gordon Youth Center's post 07/11/2022

We have two upcoming opportunities for teens ages 14-19 to participate in art workshops hosted by Ms. Cecelia! Each session is 3 days and participants should attend all 3 sessions to complete the projects. Sessions will be Thursday and Friday from 6-8 and Saturday from 3-7. These workshops are free, but registration is required and space is limited. You can sign up here: https://secure.rec1.com/AK/juneau-ak/catalog

07/06/2022

Check this out! We are so excited to be able to offer a Trans Student Self-Advocacy Workshop! Participants can learn some self-advocacy skills, meet other trans youth and take home some helpful resources. August 6th at the Zach.

07/06/2022

Our chickens love tomatoes! They are a good source of Vitamin A, C and potassium!

07/06/2022

This Saturday, Ms. Cecelia will be coming by to lead this workshop here at the Zach!

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