COMMUNITY ART STUDIO

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Youth Of Today Society
The society is a hub of youth progressive activities designed to address arts education and youth business. The community studio offers drop-in activities, youth support and a Supper Club 5 days a week. We host a media studio for music recording, animation, shakat magazine, mini LiveStream studio and graphic design education. Youth have access to exhibition space and state of the art print and design equipment where artists can produce products for in-store sales.

We offer space, tools and equipment for educators to train youth and weekend opportunities to train adults.
Please visit our community art studio for a tour and see how we can support community.
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DON BURNSTICK
Monday evening family comedy show.
Calling all warriors of change
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The Town Hall
The Kwanlin Dun Youth Advisory Committee to Council, the Ta’an Kwach’an Council and Shakat Journal have partnered to deliver — the first-ever Millennial Town Hall – territorial wide youth forum. The Youth Forum will be held over three days starting with:

Youth Workshop - Sunday, February 25th, 2018
“Emerging Warriors Workshop” hosted by inspirational speaker and comedian Don Burnstick at Youth Of Today Society's InnerVibe Community Art Studio, located at 404 Ogilvie (upstairs).

Youth Forum - February 26 & 27, 2018
The Youth Forum program will be held at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre. During the round table discussions, youth will participate in some hard discussions on specific topics, identified by the youth themselves. The guest leaders of the Forum will include: Premier Sandy Silver, Mayor Dan Curtis, Chief Kristina Kane and Grand Chief Peter Johnston and Chief Doris Bill. Youth will ask leaders questions over a live feed on Facebook.

Youth Service Fair - February 26 & 27, 2018
In the Multi-Purpose Room; up to 20 tables will display Youth Services and their information, job opportunities, employment programs and any projects for youth to take part in.

Full information about the Youth Forum and Town-Hall event:
https://www.shakat.ca/town-hall/
Please register online:
https://www.shakat.ca/town-hall/servicefair/

All participants will get a range of advertising options:

- Online web presence/advertising
- Social media advertising
- CKRW Radio Remote Opportunity
- SHAKAT Journal Live Stream Opportunity
- News Media
- Engagement parents and youth (recognition)
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The InnerVibe Community Art Centre
InnerVibe Community Art Centre recognizes the need to compliment traditional, visual and performing youth artists by engaging them with technology design to further explore their artistic expression and opinions. With the development of a multi-cultural youth advisory council youth will be engaged in reconciliation and creating space for diversity. The youth council will support an ongoing number of youth engagement activities such as connecting with elders, technology design and integration workshops and art shows, providing youth from Yukon communities the opportunity to work together, and share learned skills and techniques with others while leading and developing special events for National Arts Month and community forums. With additional funding a sustainable community art studio, where young, creative emerging artists will have the opportunity to create, share, and capture their visions through mentorship and a series of training, networking with other youth arts partners, and becoming leaders in their communities.
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The InnerVibe Community Art Centre
InnerVibe Community Art Centre recognizes the need to compliment traditional, visual and performing youth artists by engaging them with technology design to further explore their artistic expression and opinions. With the development of a multi-cultural youth advisory council youth will be engaged in reconciliation and creating space for diversity. The youth council will support an ongoing number of youth engagement activities such as connecting with elders, technology design and integration workshops and art shows, providing youth from Yukon communities the opportunity to work together, and share learned skills and techniques with others while leading and developing special events for National Arts Month and community forums. With additional funding a sustainable community art studio, where young, creative emerging artists will have the opportunity to create, share, and capture their visions through mentorship and a series of training, networking with other youth arts partners, and becoming leaders in their communities.
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The Shakat Journal
The Shakat Journal is our answer to provide a youth voice to all the communities of the Yukon. Centred at our youth centre, we've developed a millennial approached magazine that expresses the thoughts and needs of youth. Our ShakatClubs aim to address youth in all yukon schools where we encourage educators to work with our organization and their student to deliver visual and written materials through our physical and online magazine. Shakat Journal strives to support the new educational curriculum being introduce to all schools, where the purpose is to up-lift the individuals involved and inspire them to learn.
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Yukon Apparel Project
Yukon Apparel is a storefront that support art driven youth. We provide duplication services and product development and a small gallery to present local artists. Workshops are provided to all youth of interest with hopes to offer them an alternative income to live by. Yukon apparel is in partnership with Station 141 a graphic design firm.
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Blue Feather Music Festival
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Complimenting Traditional Arts
The Youth of Today Society (InnerVibe Community Art Centre) recognizes the need to compliment traditional, visual and performing youth artists by engaging them with technology design to further explore their artistic expression and opinions. With the development of a multi-cultural youth advisory council youth will be engaged in reconciliation and creating space for diversity. The youth council will support an ongoing number of youth engagement activities such as connecting with elders, technology design and integration workshops and art shows, providing youth from Yukon communities the opportunity to work together, and share learned skills and techniques with others while leading and developing special events for National Arts Month and community forums. With additional funding a sustainable community art studio, where young, creative emerging artists will have the opportunity to create, share, and capture their visions through mentorship and a series of training, networking with other youth arts partners, and becoming leaders in their communities.
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Youth Education
We hope to include all our initiatives within the educational system as an addition to education. To compliment and implement this idea, our programs must encompass all the ingredients needed to produce an out come for future employment and post secondary school. For instance, a First Nation Magazine that was partnered within local schools would give a voice and an end-product for youth to be proud of. School systems that partner with our program can teach how to write articles, create works of art, take film or photographs, embrace social media and digital technology and use it to increase awareness about their community and way of life. The schools would then submit these products to us where we could submit into a local magazine and online podcast for global viewing. The final products could be shared with peers and family and promote learning throughout the Yukon.
History and Purpose:

The Youth of Today Society (YOTS) is a non-profit, charitable society. The society was formed in 1999 with the purpose to help address the needs of disadvantaged Yukon youth. YOTS goal is to strengthen the support system for disadvantaged youth and address their needs in order to prevent future abuse. Through our programs, we attempt to fill the gaps within services that already exist so that these youth do not fall between the cracks. A seven-member Board of Directors govern the society with the highest priority placed on accomplishing the society’s goals and objectives
Operational Information
Youth Of Today Society
Open 12pm - 8pm (Mon-Fri)

InnerVibe
Open 3:00pm - 8:00pm

Kwanlin Dun Outreach
By appointment only

Blue Feather Music Festival
Open 3:00pm - 8:00pm

Yukon Apparel
Open 9:00am - 5:00pm

Koyote Ski Club Registration
Open 3:00pm - 8:00pm

Sound/Video Studio Bookings
Open 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Youth Of Today Society
404c Ogilvie Street,
Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 2S4
867-633-9687

Vibe Drop-in Hours
3:00 pm to 8:00 pm,
Monday - Friday

Office Hours
12:00 pm to 8:00 pm,
Monday - Friday