This summer, the Douglas ESD’s Youth Development program is partnering with the YMCA of Douglas County on Youth Space – a place for Douglas County youth ages

14-18 to spend time during summer break. With the support of the Oregon Community Summer Grant Program, Youth Space officially opens to youth on Monday, July 11 and will operate Monday through Friday, from 12- 5:30pm ends September 2, 2022


What is Youth Space?

Youth Spaces is Led by Douglas ESD’s Youth Mentors, in the SUMMER the youth-centered program will provide programming that takes full advantage of the YMCA’s facilities. Additionally, the nearby Umpqua Valley Arts Association is joining the partnership to offer a graphic arts artist-in-residency to teach youth about graphic design and guide youth in creating a public art project in Roseburg. Other Youth Space activities include games, art-making, and supports for both academics and employment skill-building. 

Do I have to be a YMCA Member?

No, this is a free to the community program for anyone ages 14-18 however YMCA members are welcome to attend. Participants will be given a punch card, those who attend 20 times will be eligible to receive a one year membership to the YMCA. Those who are not members may only participate in the Youth Space program and are not eligible to access the facility at other times. 

Is it ok if I arrive late or leave early?

Yes, although you may miss out on some great activities! We just ask that you do not leave and come back. If you are not a member of the YMCA you must leave the facility when not attending the Youth Space program. 

Are there certain rules I must follow? 

Yes. The YMCA and Douglas ESD have a code of conduct expected to be followed while participating in YMCA programs. When you sign up to participate in youth space, you are agreeing that you will abide by this code of conduct

How do I sign up?

Registration c

or stop by the YMCA and we can assist you. Parent authorization required.