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What Is Journey Youth Creative?

Mission

Journey 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.

 

Kids have so much to offer to the world - we believe in the power that they hold, and know that they will do cool things if they're empowered and supported. At Journey Youth Creative, we are here to give them the support they need in order to be exactly who they want to be. Journey is run by kids, with kids, for kids, with adult support.

Our Core Values

 

We say yes and…

Respect is the first rule

We will build solutions together

We will provide support to the community 

We will treat kids as humans having a human experience 

We will help kids and their adults build skill

We will have fun!

Organization Wide Strategies

We will seek community funding for programs

We will offer paid programming to offset costs

We will provide free programming to allow all kids to attend

We will collaborate with other youth organizations

We will seek adult mentors for youth executive team

We will provide digital business building support to kids who want to build their own businesses

We will create a replicable system that can be delivered in other communities

We will develop a coaching system to support kids and their adults

Vision

Journey Youth Creative will be a social enterprise, with locations in rural communities across Alberta. 

We will be led by a youth executive, mentored by retired community members and supported by an Executive Director.

 

We will help youth build their own businesses and connect with the community to sell their products. Specifically, we will help with digital opportunity and digital business building. 

 

We will provide free programs for kids 6+ to experience the awesomeness of social media and gaming in a safe and mentored space.

 

We will generate income through paid programs, while maintaining a Pay-What-You-Can model.

 

We will create a self-sustaining model that will not rely on grant funding, but rather cooperative business enterprise.

 

We will maintain a model of inclusivity and brave, safe spaces.

 

We will provide opportunities for community organizations to build their digital resources by working with JYC kids.

 

We will provide coaching for kids and their adults.

Sponsorship Levels:

Partner Sponsorship $5000/year

Benefits to You

  • Storefront recognition Internal brand recognition "JYC is sponsored by"

  • Branding on the JYC website, newsletter and socials (TikTok, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Discord)

  • Biweekly social media mentions

  • Kid-produced brand video about your sponsorship, for your own socials Volunteer opportunities for your staff

 

Shared Employee Sponsorship $5400/year/coach

Add a JYC coach to your payroll and lend them to the JYC

Each shared employee will have a guarantee of 30 hours a month at $15/hr, allowing us to build part time jobs for local youth and emerging adults

 

Benefits to You

  • Storefront recognition

  • Internal brand recognition "This JYC coach is sponsored by"

  • Branding on the JYC website, newsletter and socials (TikTok, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Discord)

  • Biweekly social media mentions

  • Kid-produced brand video about your sponsorship, for your own socials Volunteer opportunities for your staff

 

Club Sponsorship

JYC clubs are free to kids. We do this so that no kid is restricted from a safe space, or digital opportunity because of economic disadvantage.

 

Clubs available to sponsor:

 

Glam Squad: Kids 9+ have a chance to experiment with the makeup looks they see on social media, while also talking about self care, skin care, self esteem and confidence. We supply everything. This is a weekly club, 2 hours long, that runs September to June. $4000/year or $400/month

 

Art Club: Kids 12+ build physical art and digital art portfolios and have the opportunity to sell their creations. We supply everything. This is a weekly club, 2 hours long, that runs September to June. $4000/year or $400/month

 

Fortnite Club: Kids 9+ work together to achieve goals associated with Fortnite. They learn how to manage emotions and relationships while gaming. Very collaborative and fun! We supply everything. This is a weekly club, 2 hours long, that runs September to June. $4000/year or $400/month

 

Pokemon Club: Kids 6+ do all things Pokemon. From trading cards, organizing binders, creating custom cards, drawing new characters, watching movies, or playing Pokemon video games. We'd like to be able to supply cards to all kids. This is a weekly club, 2 hours long, that runs September to June. $4000/year or $400/month

 

Online Gamer Club: 12+ Kids get together on Discord with a JYC coach and play video games together, while chatting and having fun. This is an online club that allows inclusivity for kids who are in more rural areas. This is a weekly club, 2 hours long, that runs year-round. Sponsorship is $4600/year or $460/month

 

Entrepreneurs Club: Kids 12+ learn all the aspects of running a business like JYC. They work on the fundraisers, build the merchandise and manage the store. They also work with the marketing team to build and execute our marketing. This is a weekly club, 4 hours long, that runs September to June. Sponsorship is $6000/year or $500/month

 

JYC Kids Club: Kids 6+ come hang out. They play video games, build bucket forts, play hide and seek, make art projects, film TikToks and YouTube videos, and whatever else they can think up. This club has a lot of kids who "don't really fit in" and provides them with a fun, safe place to just be themselves. This is a daily club on weekdays, that runs year round for 3 hours a day. This club costs us approximately $22000/year to run, and we're open to any support we can get on it

 

Haven: This club is meant for kids experiencing bullying. Kids will be guided by Certified Youth Resilience Coaches to lean into skill building to make good decisions around the experiences they have with other kids. This will include managing big feelings without downloading onto others, positive online interactions, and healthy coping skills. Kids must be at least 9 years old to participate. This is a weekly club, 2 hours long, that runs September to June. $4000/year or $400/month

 

Other Sponsorship Opportunities

 

Internet: Our internet will be through Shaw This sponsorship is $250/month or $3000 per year and will cover the cost. Recognition will be provided with password information.

 

Donation Requests:

 

  • We would like to build a stage and are seeking support to do this

  • We'd like to build a library in the quiet area for the kids

  • We'd like to have free snacks for kids to earn

  • Tech is always a challenge. We need new studio lights, faster laptops for streaming, tripods, ring lights, and ideally, a video camera for YouTube.

  • We use donated devices to film YouTube and TikToks, and for kids to play games independently.

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