Youth Centers

 

Helsingfors 

Drumsö Youth Center in situated in the same building as the Finnish youth center Apaja, Drumsö library and Daghemmet Sälen. The entrance to Ungdomsgården is at the other end of the house on the park side. Please visit their webpage for opening hours. You can take it easy, play table games, do crafts, play on game consoles, be at computers, read newspapers, do homework, hang out with other children and young people and much more. Some days there are special programs such as baking and guitar lessons. Apaja next door has a hall and a skate ramp that you can use. You can buy snacks at the kiosk for a small cost. Follow them on Instagram to keep yourself updated.

The youth centre in Sandels in located at Tölötorget. They are open every weekday except Tuesdays, and welcome primary school students from Monday to Wednesday. See more detailed opening hours on their webpage. You can chill with your friends, be challenged in billiards or table tennis, try out different game consoles and get advice and support on various issues. There is also a kiosk where you can buy snacks.

Rastis, nicknamed Unkan, is located a stone’s throw from the metro station in Nordsjö, in the same building as Nordsjö primary school. Unkan holds open activities for grades 3-6 in the afternoons, and for grades 7 and older in the evenings. See more exact opening hours on their webpage. You can play billiards, computer, video games and various board games, read books and magazines, draw and paint and more. Unkan has access to the school’s gym where you can practice all kinds of activities such as basketball, football, badminton, table tennis or yoga. At Unkan there is a fully equipped music studio where you can learn to play instruments, practice and record music. There is also a kiosk at Unkan where snacks, snacks, sweets and drinks are sold at a favorable price for visitors. They are also active on Instagram.

Esbo

The Swedish youth centre is situated in Sökö. Among other things there is a gym, food and music club is arranged, as well as annual excursions and camps. At the youth center there is also a band room + DJ equipment. Please visit the webpage for opening hours. On their Instagram you’ll find current information.

There is also a Discord channel run by the youth leaders, UnkkanGaming. Here you can find other young people to play e.g. CS or Valorant with. The youth leaders are online on Tuesday at 14-17, Wednesday at 15-20 and on uneven weeks Thursdays at 15-20.

Vanda

Vanda has two Swedish youth centres, in Helsinggård and Mårtensdal. See the website for opening hours. The activities vary and include tournaments, crafts and cooking.

Grankulla

The youth centre Grani klubben is situated in the library. Please see the web-page for opening hours. The center is open almost all year round, with the exception of a Christmas break and a summer break. It is the young people’s own place in Grankulla. Here you can meet old and new acquaintances, listen to music, watch TV or just sit and talk. They are also active on social media under the name graninklubi:

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