The mission of Joel’s Place Skate Park and Youth Center is to give creative, adventurous, adrenalin seeking youth a good, positive outlet for their energy. Joel's Place offers youth a safe place to call their own, with an indoor/outdoor skate park, retail skate shop, a café, a concert venue, recording studio, gaming room, a community garden, outdoor volleyball and basketball courts, and snowboard park. Youth can participate in action sports, tutoring, music and art lessons, life and job skills training and eat a warm meal. It is a place where young people and their families will know they are safe and respected while having an incredible amount of fun and developing the tools that they need to thrive in the world.
How Pick.Click.Give. makes a difference
Pick.Click.Give. funds provide Joel's Place a strong foundation of support giving stability to our programs with unrestricted funds. Every day our doors are open to our communities young people with a variety of programs that draw them in. Due to Pick.Click.Give. we offer free food, a free gaming room and access to mentors and friends who can listen on good days and bad. Joel's Place is an inclusive environment and the skateboarding community finds a sanctuary from "Don't Skate Here" signs. During the Friday night Skate Church they find encouragement from their peers, skaters who care for their spirituality, make a hearty meal and enjoy the ramps together. These relationships last years as we have been at our current location since 2004. If you listen you will hear the phrase "Joel's Place Family." This sense of belonging leads to busy and healthy young people. Thank you Pick.Click.Give. You have made a difference for Fairbanks youth!