JOY Inc. (Just Older Youth) was started in 2017 when a group of visionary local residents recognized the need for an inter-generational center to serve the communities of Key Largo, Tavernier, and Islamorada. With the old Senior Center being torn down to make way for the courthouse and jail, now is the time to make sure that we replace it with a new building that will provide flexible space for a range of engaging and innovative programs. We are working to create a place we can be proud of — where all of our Upper Keys neighbors can grow and learn, make new connections, and renew old friendships.

As we worked to bring this new, dynamic center from dream to reality, we initially partnered with Keys to Peace to establish the JOY Center, a free weekly program of social and educational activities designed for lifelong learners. The first JOY Center series was hosted on Wednesdays from January 3 through April 11, 2018. Programs have since expanded to run year round. Check out the past programs of the JOY Center to learn more about some of our classes and presentations.

We continue to host fun and engaging activities and programs to keep our community growing during the summer. There’s always a new way to experience JOY.

We welcome all members of the community to join us for JOY Inc. events and to get involved in our mission. Together, we can create a space that is as vibrant as the community it will serve.