International Youth Work Week 2017 is fast approaching and we are excited about celebrating and promoting the important professional work that you do transforming young peoples lives and ...communities.
This year's theme is Youth Services - youth work for today and tomorrow. Youth services are vital to young people. At their most basic they provide a place for young people to go and something for them to do. But with the involvement of skilled youth workers they can be much more; contributing to young people’s social and emotional development, helping them feel more confident, understand themselves and other people, and become resilient, responsible citizens.
Raising the profile, status, understanding and wages of youth workers is important to ensure ongoing funding for youth programs and growth of our sector. We know that what we do works and why it works, but lets tell the whole world! Support the YWA by becoming a member... and stay tuned for exciting updates about Youth Work Week.
Please tell us how your organisation is celebrating! Is your organisation a member?