Our Creative Arts activities invite youth to participate in their desired activity of choice. They get to develop new skills and build upon existing skills that enforce creativity, confidence and resilience.
WEDNESDAY + FRIDAY 6 TO 9 PM
Youth are then invited to join us in the gymnasium for ice breakers and time to decompress from the day.
As a community center we have always strived to provide a safe, and judgement free environment to all who come through our doors. If you come in to join us for an evening, in the beginning of the night you will find our youth circled up with our staff, role models and mentors connecting with one another on what we do here at the Austin17House.
We also make it a priority to go over our agreements which state:
6:30 TO 7:30 PM
Youth are then invited to join in a Creative Art or Life Skills Activities in:
WOOD + METAL WORKING
SEWING + CROCHET
Cooking and eating meals together is one of the most important times at Austin17House. Our youth, volunteers and mentors work together to plan, prepare and provide meals for anyone who joins us for Creative Arts
Our house is your house. Everyone chips in and helps clean up the space.
8:15 TO 9:00 PM
YOUTH'S CHOICE + PICK UP
Youth are invited to head back to their program of choice or hang out in the gymnasium for recreation activities.
(Youth can be picked up during this time)
#1 We respect each other’s space + respect ourselves
#2 We speak to each other with courtesy + respect
#3 We love teamwork
#4 We welcome all
We do silly, we do strange, we do boring, we do happy, we do weird, + we do sad.
No judgement here!
#5 This is your space, have fun!
#6 Sorry, Insiders Only
Creative Arts Annual Showcase
Our Bi-Annual Showcases is a time where our youth, peer role models and mentors get to showcase their gifts to the community!
Throughout the year youth are invited to participate in our Creative Arts and Life Skills Development programs to develop new skills that enforce creativity, confidence and resilience! Youth practice their skills and are then invited to showcase their gift to others.