About us

Jakomäki Youth Centre is a gathering place for young people in Helsinki, located at Jakomäenpolku 6. We are part of the Northeastern Youth Work Unit.

Group activities

At the youth centre, you can participate in group activities such as sports clubs, football and basketball. Additionally, you can join the café group or group of peer instructors if you wish.

The building features a sports room, a music studio and, of course, a pool table, table football and equipment for playing ping pong. You can also play on a game console.

Hanging out

The youth centre is a safe place for all visitors, where people can come to hang out and relax after the school day, for example. You can definitely get assistance and support from youth workers with your schoolwork and projects. The young people who visit the building are nice people, and there are many joint projects. At weekly youth centre meetings, participants plan joint activities and lay down and update the building’s rules.

Assistance and help

Youth workers help young people comprehensively in the challenging situations of everyday life, such as searching for a job or complicated matters related to housing. Do not hesitate to come and ask for help. We will see how we can assist you.

If you are interested in opportunities for young people to influence things, our youth workers would be happy to tell you about the young people’s influence system NuBu as well as other channels for influencing things.


Executive director: Kirsikka Linna

Phone: 050 559 17 37
E-mail: kirsikka.linna@hel.fi

Come and check us out!

Visiting address
Jakomäenpolku 6
00770 Helsinki
Postal address
P.O. Box 75403, 00099 City of Helsinki


  • Heidi Argillander, Youth worker
    040 178 15 66
  • Ruby Kapoor, Youth worker
  • Niko Vekkeli, Youth worker
  • Melissa Hanhirova, regional and inclusive work
    040 630 31 26

Youth center phone number: 09 310 72 187, 040 752 80 47

Opening times

During the Covid-19 pandemic, the youth center is closed. Instructors can be reached by phone as well as social media.

Normal opening hours

Sub-teens (Grades 3-6 )

Mon: 13:30 – 16:00 / Tue: Closed / Wed 13:30 – 16:00 / Thu 13:30 – 16:00 / Fri 13:30 – 16:00

Teens (Grade 7-)

Mon: 17:00 – 20:45 / Ti: Closed / Wed: 17:00 – 20:45 / Thu: 17:00 – 20:45 / Fri 17:00 – 20:45 / Saturday of even weeks: 17:00 – 22:30


Upcoming events

No upcoming events