2017 – Youth Services: Youth Work for Today and Tomorrow #YWW17
Held in November every year, International Youth Work Week is an opportunity to celebrate the incredible impact Youth Workers have in their communities. In 2017, Youth Work Week will be celebrated between the 6th and 12th November. The theme for this year’s event 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.
We want to shine a light on the resilient youth work projects that have endured and celebrate the great work that continues. We want to showcase what best practice looks like and look at how youth work can shape future support services. We want to celebrate the structures and models that are working well to support young people today.
HOST YOUR OWN EVENT
Youth Work WA’s largest project in this week is the WA Youth Work Awards, but we also facilitate other agencies developing their own projects. If you’d like to put on an event for Youth Work Week, download the resources below to give you some ideas, and to display around your office and youth facility. Make sure you’ve liked us on Facebook to keep up to date with Youth Work Week events around the state!