When youth arrive at the Zach Gordon, they can expect to be greeted by our friendly staff! Staff are usually cooking food, playing games or leading activities with kids. The center has some awesome features including: Indoor and outdoor basketball courts, a weight room and exercise equipment, table tennis, foosball and pool tables, an outdoor fire pit, board games, arts and crafts and so much more.
Youth must be 9 or older to be at the center without a supervising adult
After 6pm, youth must be 14 or older to be at the center
The Zach Gordon offers housing and navigation services. The Housing Navigator connects with community partners to provide housing services to youth 18-24. They coordinate our Rapid Rehousing program that houses young people in the community and provides rental assistance. They also provide supportive services to youth under the age of 18, such as help obtaining IDs, accessing food support and connecting with Shéiyi X̱aat Hit Emergency Youth Shelter. The Housing Navigators are a great resource to assist youth in their transition into adulthood.
To connect with a Navigator, call us at 586-2635 or text 500-4338.
Our climbing wall is currently closed for maintenance.
The Center features a public climbing wall, courtesy of the Juneau Rotary Club. The climbing wall is free for youth 19 and younger during open facility hours. If available, our staff can provide all training and climbing knowledge necessary, so don’t worry if you have never climbed before!
All participants must have a waiver signed by their parent or guardian before climbing.
Climbing Wall Waiver
During the summer, the climbing wall will have no official hours; however if you or your family wants to climb, feel free to stop in and our staff will gladly help you. For more information, call 586-2635.
We are unable to do facility rentals at this time due to short staffing.
The Zach Gordon is available to rent for gatherings, birthday parties or other events.
- Full Facility Rental with Climbing Wall: $125.00/hour+ tax
- Full Facility Rental without Climbing Wall: $100.00/hour+ tax
- Climbing Wall Only *Only available while facility is open $25.00/+ tax
To make reservations call 586-2635 during regular business hours and at least one week in advance. Facility rentals are available before 3pm on Saturdays and any time on Sundays.
The center offers a variety of programs and resources for LGBTQ+ youth including:
-Queerspace, a social group for LGBTQ+ teens, Thursdays at 6pm
-The Alliance, a drop-in afterschool activity for LGBTQ+ middle school students, weekly from 3-4:30 at FDMS and DHMS.
-Trans Youth Support Group, an interactive, psychotherapy support group for individuals ages 12-19, who identify as transgender, gender-expansive, genderqueer and non-binary. It will provide a safe, affirming space to explore, process and grow as we examine different aspects of our gender identity. Registration is required. This group meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month from 5-6.
-Gender Affirming Scholarship Fund, this fund can provide gender affirming items to any youth.
– A Resource for Trans Youth in the Juneau School District
For more information about any of these resources, stop by the center or contact Ty Shae at email@example.com or 907-586-2635.