With a new name, new logo and even a new place to call home we are well on our way to making the dream of an Issaquah Teen Cafe come true. We are now officially The Garage (formerly Issaquah Teen Cafe) and thanks to the very talented students who submitted artwork, we have a logo to go with our new name. Our new space, located at 235 First Avenue South in downtown Issaquah, was generously provided by the City of Issaquah, and we thank Friends of Youth for their fiscal sponsorship. Renovations started in June and are almost complete. A huge thank you goes to all our amazing partners and donors including the Kiwanis Club of Issaquah, the Rotary Clubs of Issaquah and Sammamish, The State of Washington Commerce Department and many individual donors who have provided the funding to make this happen.
Join us for the Grand Opening on September 22
All of our wonderful supporters, students, parents, and the Issaquah community are invited to join us for the Garage Grand Opening and Open House on Saturday, September 22, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. We will provide tours of the building, food and a brief ceremony hosted by our student advisory group, Teens 4 Teens. If you can't attend for the entire time, feel free to drop in and drop out at your convenience. We look forward to seeing you!
Join us and promote the mission
For those new to The Garage, our mission is to create a safe after-school drop-in place for high school teens where they can meet their friends and access programming and services as needed. It’s a place where the students develop and implement the programming and really “own” the space. We have been working for more than two years to make this idea a reality. And as you can see, it’s all coming together. But we need you to bring us to the finish line! Please help us raise $50,000 to ensure we will be fully staffed and ready to serve these kids. And please give today!