Jeunesse 2000

Head & Hands will be closing for 6 weeks, from April 6 – May 17, to rest, reboot, and re-envision after a year of being open in the pandemic. You can find a list of alternative resources here: https://headandhands.ca/resources

COVID – 19

For all questions, contact: Neil, jeunesse2000@headandhands.ca

VISION

Jeunesse 2000 (J2K) envisions a world in which youth and teens are comfortable in their own skin, enjoying their lives with their peers, and are confidently able to adapt to the ever-changing realities of growing up in a culture where not everything is clearly laid out.

MISSION

J2K breaks isolation by providing a space for marginalised youth to connect and build community through music, art, and sports programming. J2K creates space for storytelling, for skills-building, and for youth to access education pertinent to them outside of a formal educational system.

By creating a space by and for young people, J2K attempts to foster solidarity between participants without expectations, and empower them in their own decision making, their own desires, and their potential.

APPROACH

Jeunesse 2000  is a home away from home for teens 12-17 years old, offering a non-judgmental and welcoming drop-in centre that caters to their interests and needs. At J2K, youth can be themselves: chill, play sports, cook, play video games, watch movies, or sing and rap in our music studio – all free of charge.

J2K also offers regular workshops on a variety of topics, including legal rights, art, and sex education. 

Music Programming

In 2013, J2K opened a music program, full of instruments and software. On a drop-in basis, teens can use musical instruments for practice and jam sessions. The free music studio is on a by-appointment basis, with the goals of: teaching youth how to use music software (mixing, mastering), and recording their music, poetry, and other personal projects. Drop-into J2K to find out how to make an appointment.  

In conjunction with the music studio programming, J2K regularly hosts concerts and talent showcases for Montreal youth and J2K participants to perform. These include the annual events: Street Vibes and Do My Ladies Run This?

Sports Programming

The gym time runs on a drop-in basis, where youth can come into play basketball, often turning into full- or half-court games.

Gym hours are: 

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 4:00pm-6:00pm

Saturdays: 2:00-5:00pm

Drop-In Hours & Location

3770 Boul. Decarie
Monday – Friday: 3:00PM to 8:00PM, Saturday 1:00PM to 6:00PM

Supporters

J2K is offered in partnership with the City of Montreal. We would also like to thank la Caisse Populaire Desjardins, and TD MusicCounts for their generous support.