Saturday Drop-In

Join us for Drop-In at the youth centre from
1pm-9pm on Saturdays!
No pre-registration required. 

As always, our Drop-In hours provide youth with a space of their own where they can use our sports and recreational equipment, access homework help, share nutritious snacks and meals, and join youth, staff, and volunteers for planned activities, games, and events!

For more information see our calendar, contacprogramcoordinator@mmyc.ca
or call 613-256-5959

After School Drop-In

Returning Monday, September 19th. Join us at the youth centre for Drop-In Monday-Friday from 2:30pm-7:30pm. 
No pre-registration required !

As always, our Drop-In hours provide youth with a space of their own where they can use our sports and recreational equipment, access homework help, share nutritious snacks and meals, and join youth, staff, and volunteers for planned activities, games, and events!

For more information email programcoordinator@mmyc.ca, check our calendar, or call 613-256-5959

Photography

Join us for our third photography class ! 

This FREE program is for youth ages 10-18 and will be running for 4 sessions on Mondays from 4:30pm-6:30pm.

Learn photography basics, direct your own photo shoot, learn how to edit images, publish your art in our photo book project. 

To register email programcoordinator@mmyc.ca
or call us 613-256-5959

Community Garden Volunteer Program

Our community garden volunteers help to care for the Augusta Park Community Garden in Almonte. Through this program, youth are able to earn volunteer hours for high school, grow food for our cooking and drop-in programs, & connect with their community. 

To sign up as a volunteer, email
programcoordinator@mmyc.ca
or call 613-256-5959

ONLINE Babysitting Course

Successful youth will earn a babysitting course certificate! Learn how to be a successful babysitter, learn to care for youth of all ages, learn how to respond in an emergency, learn how to care for sick or injured children.

Offered online via ZOOM

To register email programcoordinator@mmyc.ca
or call 613-256-5959

Nature Experts

Offered by Mississippi Mills Youth Centre in partnership with the Ottawa Valley Wild Bird Care Centre. 

This FREE program for youth ages 10-18 will include 4 in-class sessions and a hike on Saturday October 22nd

To register email programcoordinator@mmyc.ca
or call 613-256-5959

Gym Night (Drop-In)

Gym nights are back !

Hosted at the Almonte District High School gymnasium, join staff and youth members for drop-in sports and recreation activities on Fridays from 7:30pm-9:00pm

Pre-registration is not required but all youth must wear close-toed shoes in the gym and sign the Youth Membership Package before participating in programming. 

For more information email programcoordinator@mmyc.ca
or call 613-256-5959

Dungeons & Dragons

Since February 2022 our youth members have been enjoying our weekly Dungeons & Dragons program !

Open to youth ages 10-18 and volunteers 18+, this program allows beginner and experienced players to create an amazing adventure on Saturdays from 6pm-9pm. 

Register now for our next campaign, beginning on September 24th and ending on October 22nd. 

To register email programcoordinator@mmyc.ca
or call 613-256-5959

The Aid-Brigade Music Program in honour of Aiden Fotherby-Verk

Some people don’t need a whole lot of time here on earth to make their mark, to change their community for the better and leave a lasting impact. Aiden Fotherby-Verk was one of those special souls who made so much of the short amount of time he had. As a part of his lasting legacy, his family has generously donated to the Mississippi Mills Youth Centre to create the “Aid-Brigade Music Program” in Aiden’s honour. Aiden’s music program will be a permanent offering at the youth centre and provide variety of music programming and activities throughout the year.

Together with Aiden’s family, we have shaped the music program to embody the best of who Aiden was; his joyful love of music, his passion for learning new things, his incredible ability to face challenges and grow from them, and his wicked sense of humour and fun. We are honoured to be keeping his memory and his spirit alive in a way that will have meaning and impact in the lives of so many other local kids.

The Aid-Brigade Music Program includes:
• assorted music lessons throughout the year, including ukulele, piano, drums and more
• digital music making with fun software and apps
• a karaoke machine with fun accessories for a more “wild and free” exploration of music
• Song and lyrics writing workshops
• Youth performances and talent showcases

Music plays an essential role in the healthy development of all children. The benefits range from building stronger cognitive skills in math and science, to stimulating their creativity, boosting self-esteem, nurturing connection with others and most importantly of all, it’s a whole lot of fun.

Please check our website www.mmyc.ca and Facebook regularly to see what exciting music programming we have currently and what else is coming up. We invite anyone in the community who has a love of music and wants to volunteer in the Aid-Brigade Music Program to contact us. We are also always accepting donations of musical instruments, songbooks and other music related items. We greatly appreciate monetary donations that we use towards this truly special program and all of our vital programming.

To learn more about Aiden and the family he loved so much please visit his Mom, Stephanie’s blog at http://mamaoutpost.com/

To get involved with the Aid-Brigade Music Program please contact programcoordinator@mmyc.ca or call 613-256-5959