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Get yourselves ready for Head & Hands SUMMER EVENTS!

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It’s hot like hell, but not as hot as Head & Hands’ Summer Events! Here’s a sneak peak at what’s in store SUMMER 2014:

FRIDAY, JULY 18 @ Café Shaika

Do My Ladies Run This?! … : A female-powered musical evening with local artists of all different genres and styles.

SUNDAY, JULY 27 @ Jeanne-Mance Park

SERVE: This event gathers the bar and restaurant community in Montreal for a volleyball competition in support of the Sense Project, Head & Hands’ peer-based sexual education program offered to Montreal’s youth.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 16 @ Girouard Park

COMMUNITY CARNAVAL & SAMEDI IN THE PARK: In the much-loved tradition of Sunday in the Park, NDG Arts Week festival opens with this family friendly outdoor concert to celebrate the vibrancy and diversity of NDG and raise funds for Head& Hands.

Come together throughout the day to launch the 2014 edition of NDG Arts Week! A beautiful day uniting NDG’s residents, community organizations, local businesses, and family-friendly activities will lead the way to the music! Come as you are!

THURSDAY, AUGUST 21 @ EB Lounge

STREET VIBES: An evening of NDG youth and artists coming together to support Jeunesse 2000 (J2K), Head & Hands’ teen drop-in centre. All year long, J2K promotes music, love, and community support by providing a home away from home for youth ages 12-17. This night is a show- case of pure local talent in urban arts.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 @ Emilie-Gamelin Park

CA MARCHE: Head & Hands supporters, staff, and board take to the streets as part of the Farha Foundation’s annual HIV/AIDS walk.

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As always, we’ll be needing many of you awesome keeners to help us make the events run nice and smoothly, so please get in touch with Matt to find out how you can get involved!!

@ : specialprojects@headandhands.ca

# : (514) 481-0277

 

HAVE A MARVELOUS SUMMER!!!

 

Hip-Hop with K. Heaven

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When asked, “Why hip-hop classes?”, J2K Coordinator Neil quotes philosopher Mutabaruka: “If you want more peace among the youths, create more dance.”

“When dancers hit, it’s the showstopper,” Neil continues, “it’s a hip-hop generation. It moves the youth. It’s not all they’re listening to, but they have access.” Animators at J2K have been hearing requests for dance programming for years, especially from the young women who hang at J2K. Lots of guys come for basketball, but reaching out to women and offering more options for youth to get into their bodies has been a longstanding priority. When K. Heaven approached Neil about offering hip-hop, it was a sweet opportunity. Since February, youth have been popping, locking, and wacking under the guidance of K. Heaven and Associates on Saturday afternoons. New programming always takes time to catch on with youth, but hip-hop has always been a catalyst for beautiful moments at J2K, from chilling and listening to music, to making beats together, to performing at our summer music showcases. We can’t wait to see where youth go with this class, so if you know someone between ages 12 and 17 who loves to dance…send them our way!

Spotlight on music programming at J2K!

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Over the past few months, the home away from home for NDG youth has become a music magic shop!  Teens can drop into J2K on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays for an amazing range of musical activities – from jam sessions, to beat-making, to voice recording, to learning new instruments… or even just hanging out and meeting new people.  Everyone is welcome!

On Mondays and Thursdays, come join the Musikaddict crew to play and learn about improvised music.  We’ve got an amazing library of instruments to play with – from keys, bass, guitar, and drums to violin and berimbau and many more.  Our professional (and patient!) instructors Ari and Julie love welcoming new people… they’ll have you writing your own songs within a month of touching your first instrument.  And on Thursdays, we order pizza or cook food together while jamming!

On Mondays and Tuesdays, join Frase in the studio to take advantage of our amazing all-new equipment donated through a MusiCounts TD Community Music Grant!  We’ve got an amazing range of new instruments and technology to make beats, write tracks, record vocals and more.  If you can imagine it, Frase can help you produce it.  Take a look at the video above to see what’s possible at the J2K studio, and then come visit us yourself to add your own flavour!

 

 

 

 

 

Give the Gift!!

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Did you know that since street work re-launched in October, demand for our emergency food pantry has more than doubled? The need for our medical, legal, and social services is growing, and so we put on our thinking caps to increase financial support this winter. Allow us to introduce our new fundraising campaign, Give the Gift!

When you donate online through Give the Gift, you’ll receive a package of custom-designed cards, ready to print at home and give to friends and family on behalf of each donation. Give the Gift was made possible thanks to two talented local Head & Hands supporters: web programmer, Danielle Bakhazi, and youth artist, J’VLYN.

No matter the occasion, we’ve got you covered in English and French, with cards for celebrating gratitude, birthdays, anniversaries, congratulatory moments, incredible friendships, a new life, or just because! 

Give the Gift cards are perfect for the person who says they don’t need anything, who doesn’t want more stuff, who wishes they had more time to volunteer, who believes in buying local, who believes in homemade gifts, who believes in ethical giving, who you have no idea what to buy, for the person who loves Head & Hands, and for the person that you love. 

No matter who is on the receiving end, they can’t deny the wicked awesome goodness that comes from a donation being made in one’s honour to support youth in our community.

Okay, so we’ve explained why it’s amazing. But how does it WORK?!

1. Go to our Give the Gift page by clicking here

2. Decide how much you want to donate via your credit card or PayPal account

3. Receive a PDF file with a ton of beautiful cards

4. Pick the card you like

5. Print the card you like

6. Personalize it and send it!

7. Enjoy being the best gift giver ever.

It’s easy and fabulous.

Have any questions? No problem! Call Juniper or Jen at 514-481-0277!

Sizzling Hot Summer Events!

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August is looking HOT in NDG! Over the next few weeks, our neighbourhood is sizzling with music and cultural events! Head & Hands is presenting three community showcases this month, each of which is a chance to join us for a great time and also show your love and support for our programs… take a look!

1. Do My Ladies Run This?!, Friday August 9th, 7:30pm at Café Shaika

DMLRT?! is a female-powered musical evening, with local artists of all different genres and styles. These musical power-houses are coming together to support Jeunesse 2000 (J2K), Head & Hands’ teen drop-in centre. All year long, J2K promotes music, love, and community support by providing a home away from home for youth ages 12-17.

MC: MF Gold
DJ: Compton Chic
Beatrice Cornet
Sam I am
Ladee Unique
Liberté-Anne Lymberiou
Emilie & Ogden
Lily Raphael
Elena Stoodley

2. Samedi in the Park, Saturday August 17th, 6pm in Girouard park

For the second year in a row NDG Arts Week is launching with “Samedi in the Park,” a family-friendly outdoor concert to celebrate the vibrancy and diversity of NDG! Come join us for a beautiful Saturday evening of music, multiculturalism and community spirit.

Performances by:
hip hop artist VOX SAMBOU
rock reggae PAUL CARGNELLO & THE FRONTLINE
r&b songstress SARAH MK
NDG favourites FM HI LOW

Plus music by up and coming local youth, live painting by street artist Cam Novak, a bbq, balloons, and an overall family-friendly fun and relaxing summer evening!

3. Street Vibes, Saturday August 24th, 7:30pm at the Maison de la culture de NDG

It’s the 10th anniversary of Street Vibes! Wish everyone a Happy Birthday by coming out to Maison de la culture de NDG at 7:30pm for a fusion of song, dance, rap, poetry, video, and Djing. It’s an evening of NDG youth and artists coming together to support and promote their home away from home, J2K. More details coming soon!

We’re Hiring: Jeunesse 2000 Youth Drop-In Assistant

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JOB OPENING: Jeunesse 2000 Youth Drop-in Assistant

 

Head & Hands, an NDG based youth organization, is looking for a Jeunesse 2000 Youth Drop-in Assistant.  Duties include staffing the Jeunesse 2000 (J2K) drop-in program and assisting with summer events.  J2K is a drop-in center where teens 12-17 can hang out, meet people and plan activities.

 

Eligible candidates must have been a full-time student last semester, with the intention of returning to school full-time in the fall.  The ideal candidate is bilingual, open-minded, reliable, dynamic, flexible, and enjoys working in a team. Basic computer knowledge, experience working with youth, and an understanding of youth culture are assets.

 

This is a full-time 7 week position, starting immediately.

 

To apply, please e-mail your CV and cover letter by 6 pm on Thursday, June 13 to info@headandhands.ca or by fax to (514) 481-2336 with “ATTN: Neil” in the subject line.

 

Head & Hands is an equal opportunity employer. Members of traditionally disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply.

J2K’s new recording studio releases first hit single!

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For Fraser, it’s important to provide youth with places to experiment artistically.

For Fraser, it’s important to provide youth with places to experiment artistically.

After opening its doors in January, the new recording studio at the J2K teen centre is already making a splash! As the latest in J2K’s many arts and music activities, the studio furthers Head & Hands’ mission to foster youth self-expression. “There are kids coming here who have never heard their voice in a microphone,” says Fraser, the J2K staffer who runs the program. “Once we’ve recorded, they’re like ‘send it to me, I want to share it with my friends!’”

Since its launch, the studio has seen a group of 10 youth come by to record on a regular basis, with many more dropping in. They have 5-6 songs on the go, and have finished one track, titled “I Think It’s 808”. Check it out!

To hear more of Fraser’s music, check out his band at fmhilow.com.

J2K Summer Events

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This is it! Street Vibes 9: Justice! Again, Head & Hands and J2K are pleased to offer you a showcase of pure local talent in urban arts. Be part of this unique night of musical greatness! Come to support the J2K youth center as this showcase is also a fundraiser.

Featured Acts:

  • Le 5ieme Element
  • The Fusionists
  • West Haven MC’s
  • The Project
  • G-LMNT
  • Academie Moan Des Arts Martiaux
  • Musikaddict
  • HeartStreets
  • Sika
  • Emrical
  • Guest Appearance by Preach Ankobia

Hosted by Eddy King at Maison de la culture NDG, 3755 rue Botrel. Doors at 7:00 pm, show at 8:00 pm. $10 suggested donation to support J2K, but pay what you can! No one turned away!

To keep sharing in the community vibes and supporting J2K next week, join us at our all-you-can-eat Pizzathon on August 29th from 5:00 – 8:00 pm!

Clients, give us feedback!

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As part of our strategic planning process, we’re seeking information from clients who currently use our services or have used our services within the last year. If you have a few minutes to fill out this short survey, please help us out! We would really appreciate your input so we can consider you as we plan our future!

Construction at J2K

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There’s construction underway out front at J2K for the next month or so! We’re keeping the drop-in centre open as much as possible, but appreciate your patience with any unforeseen closures. Currently, J2K is meeting in the former BCA space at 3757 ave Prud’homme. You can always call the main offices at 514-481-0277 to find out what’s going on any given day!