Per AHS, COVID-19 Restrictions are in place. Masks are required inside the JYC. We will be following the Restriction Exemption Program. To make this easier for kids we'll be issuing Club Member cards. Kids under 12 wil get one automatically. Kids over 12 will get one when parents provide proof of vaccination (just send us a pic) or medical exemption. Should you choose to provide a negative rapid test within a 72 hour window that's cool too. We will require sign up for all drop in and clubs through our website. This is how we stay open, and we're grateful for your understanding and support.
We hate everything about this. Ultimately, we're staying focused on three things:
1. What protects our team’s mental health and makes it easier for them to come to work (especially the youth coaches)
2. What protects the JYC from having to close our doors or restrict services (whether its due to further pandemic restrictions or an internal COVID breakout amongst kids or staff)
3. What best protects the kids under 12 who love our clubs.
This isn’t political, and it’s not based on whether we believe people should be forced to vaccinate. It’s based on the tools we have available to achieve the priorities we have. Please don't make this hard on the JYC Coaches you meet at the door.
Make Your Impact At Jo(e) Youth Creative!
Supporting kids in social media and gaming!
Jo(e) Youth Creative supports the digital and online needs of kids - from accessibility to mentorship, business building, and for some, a safe space; without economic barriers attached.
We want every kid to be able to create safely, in a supported environment. We offer day camps, kids clubs, kids programs, teen programs, and a few fun things for the adults. We're located in Lacombe, Alberta. Our programs are online, and in person.
We offer them the support they need in order to ensure they grow, learn, and thrive while embracing the positive aspects of social media. Learn more about what we do and see how we impact local youth.
Who We Are
Committed to Enriching the Lives of Youth
Children have so much to offer to the world - we believe in the power that they hold, and know that they will mold future generations to come. At Joe Youth Creative, we are here to give them the support they need in order to be exactly who they want to be. We have a number of educational programs and clubs that help nurture our youth and help them develop the skills they will carry throughout their lives. Donate today, and see how you can make an impact!
News and Updates
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Sign Up is Now Required for Drop In and Clubs
September 16, 2021
It feels like we're constantly adapting in order to keep the JYC open during the pandemic. We're doing our best to keep our clubs in-person, in the safest way possible! We are prepared to go back online, but geeze louise do we ever not want to do that!
To be sure we are able to meet physical distancing requirements and to protect the mental health of the JYC coaches, we're now requiring sign up for after-school drop in and clubs. It's simple to do here on our website.
Kids who show up without sign up might be turned away if we're already at a capacity of 6. Please don't make us make your kids sad :)
Closed Sept 13 and 14 - No Water!
September 11, 2021
The JYC will be CLOSED on Monday, September 13 and Tuesday, September 14 while the water main in our area is under repair. There will be no in-person clubs. Online Gamer Club will still run Tuesday evening, because, you know, it's online.
Back to School: 5 Social Media Tips for Parents
September 3, 2021
Back to school often means back to a routine. More structure, but also more chaos. More stress, less sunshine. More pressure, less longboarding on brand new pavement. More time with friends, less time with parents. And those darn phones.
We're going to challenge you to look at device use, this fall.
JYC Fall Clubs Start Sept 7, 2021
September 1, 2021
This fall, all clubs will be drop-in! We're excited to change the format of YouTube club, moving toward a JYC show production rather than individual channels. We're also excited to introduce Coach Jill and Coach Cole to our team!