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About The Mississippi Mills Youth Centre

The Mississippi Mills Youth Centre (MMYC) is a fun and inclusive community space for youth aged 10-18.

 

Our Mission | To support youth in the discovery of themselves and their community. 

MMYC first opened our doors at 134 Main Street East, Almonte, Ontario in December 2016.  Since then, we have worked hard to create a youth centre that provides for the diverse needs and interests of our local youth. With the help of our community partners, volunteers, and donors, we are able to host a wide variety of programs, activities, and events for free or low-cost.

 

Our Vision | Confident, Contributing, Content Youth

Our Values|Respect, inclusion, integrity, safety, responsibility, pride, fairness, fun and connections. 


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Our office is open to the public from 9am-4:30pm Monday-Friday

Meet Our Team !

  • Directing Manager:  Sarah Bingham  (she/her)
  • Program Coordinator:  Maybe McInnis (they/them)
  • Project Coordinator: Lilli Nothnagel (she/her)
  • Youth Workers: Karma (she/her), Emory (he/him), Lena (she/her)

We also have a full and dedicated Board of Directors:

  • Mary Ann Murray, Chair
  • Judy Marsh, Secretary
  • Hunter Graves
  • Josh Villeneuve
  • Ken Kicksee
  • Arun Vanapalli
  • Lianna Brown
  • Jennifer Hoy
  • Sophy Munro
  • Amy Boughner

GOALS FOR OUR COMMUNITY SPACE

-to be welcoming to youth and community

-to be responsive to youth needs and interests

-to promote reduced stress levels in youth

-to provide a safe environment for youth

-to encourage healthy habits in youth

-to encourage responsibility in youth

-to encourage community involvement, engagement and contribution by youth

-to encourage involvement and engagement by community with youth

-to encourage positive behaviours, attitudes and approaches among youth

-to encourage positive peer relationships among youth

-to promote skill development with youth

-to promote healthy social connections among youth

-to promote a sense of belonging in youth

-to promote well-being of youth

-to promote resilience in youth

-to offer youth opportunities for success 

-to offer youth opportunities for fun