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YMCA of Hamilton / Burlington / Brantford

Site: Ron Edwards Family YMCA

Service: Underground Youth Centre

Contact Information
Office Phone 905-681-1140 ext 6263
Fax 905-681-8366
Website www.ymcahbb.ca/Programs/Youth-Engagement/Underground-Youth-Centre
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/The-Ymca-Youth-Centre-The-Under-Ground-171841579548960/
Instagram Instagram: www.instagram.com/ymcahbb/
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/ymcayouthctr
Primary Contact Paul Shelton, Program Coordinator, YMCA Employment & Training Services; Email: paul.shelton@ymcahbb.ca
Alternate Contact Christine VandeGraaf, General Manager, YMCA Employment & Training Services; Email: christine.vandegraaf@ymcahbb.ca
Agency Information
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 2005
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Offers programs for recreation, employment, education and youth leadership 
* intended as a safe place for youth to hang out, where they are not judged, can talk and are respected  
* facility combines drop-in recreation with various youth-directed activities and access to information for referrals to community youth resources (food banks, group homes, counselling etc.) 
Activities include:  
* billiard table  
* computer access with Internet (Facebook, games, etc.)  
* table tennis  
* video games (PS4/PS3, WiiU and XBox 360 with Kinects)  
* Movies/Netflix 
Musical Program:  
* Sundays, for youth aged 12 to 19  
* acoustic, electric, bass guitars and synthesizers available for loan 
* free loan, no deposit required, up to one week at a time  
* optional free lessons and sessions also available  
* recording studio (free recording available)
Hours Free drop-in: Mon-Thu 4 pm-9 pm, Fri 4 pm-5 pm (ages 12-19), 5 pm-9:30 pm (ages 10-19), Sat 3 pm-8 pm 
Music Program: Sun 2 pm-6 pm 
Ron Edwards Youth Night: Fri 5 pm-9:30 pm 
See website or Facebook for holiday and PA Day hours
Areas Served Burlington
Eligibility Ages: 12 year(s) - 19 year(s) 
Ron Edwards Youth Night Fri 5 pm-9:30 pm for ages 10 to 19
Application Contact for information
Languages English
Fees None - except $5.25 for non-members on Ron Edwards Youth Night after 5 pm * provides access to entire YMCA
Site Information
Site Location Across from Burlington Central Arena
Located In Community Burlington
Address & Map
Ron Edwards Family YMCA
500 Drury Lane, Lower Level
Burlington, ON L7R 2X2
View Google Map
Intersection Drury Lane and New St
Mailing Address c/o Paul Shelton 
Ron Edwards YMCA 
500 Drury Lane 
Burlington, ON L7R 2X2
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Arts / Culture ; Child / Family Services ; Community Programs ; Sports / Recreation ; Youth
HCSD Sub Heading All Sports ; Arts and Hobby Instruction ; Community and Recreation Centres ; Other Sports ; Recreation for Children & Families ; Recreation for Children / Families ; Recreation for Youth ; Youth Recreation Resources
Service Categories General Recreational Activities/Sports ~ Adolescents ; Music Instruction ~ Adolescents ; Musical Instruments ~ Adolescents ; Youth Centres

Agency Overview

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