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Many Rivers

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Location:

1044 East End Rd

Contact:

(907) 435-7535

manyriversalaska@gmail.com

http://www.manyriversalaska.com/

What is it?

Yoga Studio. A community center dedicated to the support of the heart, body, mind, and spirit in a space available for anyone to make things to happen.

Haven House

Location:

3776 Lake St

Contact:

(907) 235-7712

Admin@havenhousealaska.org

 or 235-7712; or

Rachel@havenhousealaska.org

www.havenhousealaska.org

Hours:

Office Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm

Shelter Open 24/7

What is it?

Haven House provides a community women’s shelter as well as a number of other family oriented services. The mission of Haven House is to support and empower people impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault and to promote healthy familes.

Employment:

Paid internships for under 18, but not full time positions. Also, Advocacy and overnight positions available for those over 18.

Teen Services:

Teens are able to seek advocacy, counseling.  The shelter is a safe place, open 24/7. For youth under 18 to use the shelter, parental consent is needed. We provide emergency food boxes for people in between the Monday food pantry if someone really needs some food.

People can also come into the shelter, women and children, to get a hot meal most any time they need it.

Haven House can provide vouchers for clothing items at Homer Thrift and transportation vouchers for local cab companies when needed.

Volunteer:

Youth can volunteer doing any number of things from sweeping the parking lot or painting the walls, to helping redesign brochures.

Benefits to Teens:

“I think the easiest way that we benefit teens is through our crisis line ’cause it’s open to anyone and it’s confidential and it’s local, so if you’re in crisis you can always call, even if it’s in the middle of the night, even if it’s not about domestic violence necessarily”; There is a licensed therapist available for youth of any age. Parental permission is not needed, it’s confidential and free.

Haven House supports Youth on Record, Mindfulness Meetings, occasionally a Parenting Class, Girls on the Run.

The Center (South Peninsula Behavioral Health Services)

Location:

3948 Ben Walters Ln

Hours:

Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5pm

Contact:

235-7701 or  235-8101

What is it?

The Center specializes in mental health services (counseling, behavioral therapy, etc) for youth, adults, and developmentally disabled individuals.

Teen Services:

The Child and Adolescent program works with teens, offering therapy and group sessions aiding in the devolpment of emotional and social skills. It’s an open, non-judgmental relationship-based program that provides someone who will listen and give you strategies on how to problem solve. During the summer they offer different Group sessions (teen coffee group, summer flex group, etc) that meet regualrly while school isn’t in session.

Parental Consent:

Youth who are 16 or older do not need parental consent

Cost? Discounts?

Denali Kid Care will cover all services. The Center won’t turn you away because of money.

Employment:

The Center is always looking for help. You must be 18 or older to apply. Submit a resume and an application (found on their website).

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SVT Health & Wellness

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Location:

880 East End Rd

Contact:

226-2228

www.svt.org

Hours:

Monday 9am – 7pm, Tuesday – Friday  9am – 5pm

Health Services:

SVT is a clinic set up to help with general health concerns. The first floor handles mental and physical well-being, while the second floor houses a dentists office. SVT also offers help with outreach for those in need of food, clothes, shelter, etc. and can help connect them with other organizations in town such as the Food Pantry, The Center, etc.

Cost? Discounts?

SVT operates on a sliding scale. They will ask questions about your income and insurance coverage and based on those numbers discount the cost of their services up to 78% for medical services, 40-50% for dental services, and up to 60% for their Behavioral Health Aide.

Classes:

Every Thursday night SVT hosts a class series called Thriving Thursdays which usually cover health-related topics. They also occasionally host workout classes like “BLT with a Side of Core” which focuses on building strength in your butt, legs, thighs, and core. Classes are usually free.

South Peninsula Hospital

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Location:

4300 Bartlett St

Contact:

(907)235-0397

Derotha Ferraro

dbf@sphosp.org

www.sphosp.com

Health Services:

Any services are available for any age.Sleep studies, wellness checks (physicals), and activity physicals are available for free on any given day for teens. Also available (to anyone) are free pregnancy (tests)/birthing classes every six weeks. These classes cover practicing diaper changing and coaching.

The Hospital also provides 24/7 ER Services.

Volunteer or Intern:

Volunteer or intern positions are available for youth under the age of 18. In these positions you would: visit residents in long term care to be an activity aid (play music, games, etc), work in the gift shop, sit beside with patients in care, take part in the Safe Kids Fair (wear costumes, do an activity at each booth, staff booths, or the front desk). Those interested must become a member of the auxillory and go through training. Contact Susan Hubbard (907) 235-0820

Popeye Wrestling

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Location:

Meets at Homer High School and Chapman School in Anchor Point

Contact:

299-2720 

ritemehere@yahoo.com

http://www.cityofhomer-ak.gov/recreation/popeye-wrestling-starts-february-17th 

 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Popeye-Wrestling-Club/339107939443930

Dates:

Wrestling Season approximately Febraury 17th to May 1st or 2nd

What is it?

A nonprofit wrestling club open to youth of all ages. It’s a safe place to hang out and learn to wrestle.

Cost:

$100 sign-up fee which covers various registrations and insurance in case you get hurt.

Scholarships are available.

Volunteer:

The wrestling is monitored by both adult and teen volunteers. Dedicated teens can volunteer to monitor the younger wrestlers and help them learn new or better techniques.

Benefit to Teens:

The main benefit to teens in joining Popeye Wrestling is motivation: the drive to succeed and the leadership that develops.”You know you come out there with your head up high knowing that you did good, knowing that there is a group that supports you. Although you’re by yourself when you wrestle, you got this massive support group around you, your club, your parents, your town just pushing you to do your best and never give up.” Being a member of Popeye Wrestling opens up the opportunity to be part of a supportive community that aims to help students gain self-respect as well as skill.

Kevin Bell Ice Arena

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Location:

3232 Homer Spit Rd

Contact:

235-2647

http://www.kevinbellarena.org/

Hours:

Varies Seasonally. See the website for current schedule.

Open to flexible schedule for after school hours for teens.

What is it?

An ice rink that hosts hockey games, as well as open ice time for those interested in skating. Skates are available for rent or sharpening.

Cost:

$5 entrance fee

$3 skate rental

Classes:

Skating lessons are available with experienced coaches, 6-week sessions.

Employment or volunteer:

Both employment and volunteer opportunities are available for those looking to be coaches, or be more involved backstage sharpening skates, maintain the ice, work the concession stand, and other custodial services.

Benefit to Teens:

The Kevin Bell Ice Arena provides recreational opportunities, and can be an avenue to learn a new skill or improve on an already existing one.

Kate Kuhns Aquatic Center

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Location:

Homer High School

Contact:

235-7416

Bridget Kuhns,

b.kuhns@kpbsd.k12.ak

homerpool.org

Hours:

6:30am – 8:30pm

Volunteer & Employment:

Both volunteers and potential employees must be over 16 year old.

Job-seekers could apply to be cashiers, lifeguards, and aquatic instructors. Volunteer opportunities are similar.

Kachemak Bay Swim Club

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Location:

600 E Fairview

Contact:

kachemakswim.org

299-3523

What is it?

KSC is a year round developmental and competitive swim team composed of approximately 100 United States Swimming Members. The swimmers, ages 5-18 years of age, range from entry level to state champions.

Hire under 18?

Yes, but you need a coaching certificate.

Cost:

The price is level dependent, but on average falls between $60-90. Discounts are possible.

Classes:

Dry land stretching and workouts.

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J. Easton Salon

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Location:

355 Pioneer Rd

Contact:

Jerami Youngblood,

435-7828

Hours:

Tuesday – Saturday  11am – 7pm

What is it?

A hair salon.

Teen Services:

J. Eston Salon provides a safe and comfortable environment in which teens can get their hair cut and talk about their lives, judgment-free.

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Homer Community Recreation and Parks & Rec

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Location:

Homer High School
600 East Fairview Ave.
*HHS ­inside the commons go forward then there’s a door and window to an office for the Community Recreation Program.

Contact:

(907)235-6090

Mike Illg, MS, CPRP, Recreation Manager

millg@ci.homer.ak.us

www.cityofhomer-ak.gove/recreation;

www.homercommunityrecreation.com;

Hours:

Office Hours (varies): Monday – Thursday   12 pm – 8 pm

Friday 9 am – 5pm

What is it?

“The City of Homer Community Recreation promotes community involvement and lifelong learning through educational and recreational opportunities for people of all ages. This will be accomplished through maximizing usage of all community facilities and resources, while utilizing, expanding and uniting local business and school resources and expertise. Our program shall be designed to recognize cultural diversity and to address social and community concerns.”

Classes:

They host classes and programs available to the public, teens are welcome and encouraged to take part in the classes put on by various volunteer and paid instructors. Examples of classes are: basketball, gymnastics, wrestling, ping pong, pickleball, contra dancing, soccer, flag football, broomball, hockey, curling, karate, jewelry making, photography, spanish, fencing, indoor plane flying, indoor volleyball (pickup and league), indoor rock climbing, ballroom dancing, belly dancing, hunter safety, weight room, etc.

The list of available classes can be found at http://www.cityofhomer-ak.gov/recreation/fall-winter-20142015-activity-recreation-guide

Cost:

$5 or less for drop-in activities;

$90-160 for a time-limited specialty class

Benefits to Teens:

  1. “It’s not about being a jock. It’s not about being athletic. It’s about moving your body; and when you do that, you feel better.”
  2. Social interaction. You can go with your friend, but you’re going to have the opportunity to meet other people, or get to know people you kind of know. “You discover more about people in an hour of play than a year of conversation.” – Plato.
  3. Affordablity. Most classes are as little as $1.
  4. It’s fun! And who knows, maybe you;ll find something that will become a lifelong passion.   Or you can just fill a Saturday.

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The Bay Club

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Location:

2395 Kachemak Dr.

Contact:

(907) 235-2582

www.homerbayclub.com

HomerBayClub@gmail.com

Hours:

Monday – Friday  5:30am – 8pm, Saturday  9am – 6pm, Sunday  11am – 4pm

What can teens do?

Teens are welcome to take classes, join as members, or apply for a job. Included in a memberships are ALL the classes offered by the Bay Club.

Employment:

To apply, submit a resume and Bay Club Application. If chosen, you will be contacted for an interview, and if hired the dress code is “customer service preppy” (polo shirts, etc.). No piercings and all tattoos must be covered. Applicants must be able to be on time and follow direction well. Interest in health and wellness is a plus. Potential jobs include: working the front desk, hands-on labor, and cleaning. Pays $9/hr.

Classes:

Zumba, nutrition, yoga, rock climbing (including a teens-only class), swimming, spin, cardio, strength, tai chi, weight lifting, and more.

They also offer education outreach programs where they share information from verified scientific articles, promote positive psychology approaches to everyday life, and have a “Healthy Futures Alaska” program where schools register and keep exercise and eating habits logs and each school enters to win prizes.

Cost? Discounts?

Individual classes cost $12-15.

The “Junior” membership is available to youth ages 14-18 and costs $87/month. It requires a one-year commitment and monthly automatic payments. New customers are charged an enrollment fee which is $187.

For people 19 and older, a membership starts at $97/month, with the same stipulations as the “Junior membership and its own enrollment fee.

The Bay Club also offers corporate contracts (meaning a certain number of people join as members together) with youth groups.

Benefit to Teens:

The Bay Club lets teens be “self-defined in a complex world. Here teens will be respected. Respect means they’re treated like adults.”

Then there’s the obvious benefits: Being healthy. Meditation. Rock climbing. FUN! We emphasize teen-focused classes because teens years are when we start lifelong behaviors.”

Alaska Training Room

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Location:

1067 Ocean Drive

Contact:

www.alaskatrainingroom.com

What is it?

The mission of the Alaska Training Room is to develop a comprehensive sports medicine and athletic training resource for the individuals of Homer and to provide a setting that encourages physical, emotional, and spiritual development.

Classes:

Regular weekly classes and Bootcamps. Schedule varies – see website for current schedule.

Cost? Discounts?

Different packages have different costs and can be found here: http://alaskatrainingroom.com/sign-up.htm

ATR has rollling discounts, as well as on a case-by-case basis.

There is a Student Athlete discount available.

Volunteer:

Volunteer opportunities are available. In the past, ATR has had youth fulfill their community service hours helping her deep clean the studio.