Held in November every year, International Youth Work Week is an opportunity to celebrate the incredible impact Youth Workers have in their communities. In 2016, the Youth Work Week will be celebrated between the 7th and 13th November. The theme for this year’s event is;


Fair chances: how Youth Work helps young people to brighter futures

This year’s theme focuses on how Youth Work can support young people to a better future.

Every young person should have the opportunities available to them to be the best they can be. But developing from child to adult is not easy and inequalities in income may also lead to inequality in outcome, through a lack of opportunities in education and employment for young people.

Of course Youth Work alone cannot tackle disadvantage. But the support of a skilled Youth Worker can help young people to learn about themselves and develop the confidence and self-esteem to navigate the right choices and put them on a trajectory to fulfill their potential.

National Youth Agency



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!

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2015 – Pathways to Peace #YWW15

With support from the Commonwealth Youth Program, Youth Work WA was able to make Youth Work Week even bigger in 2015. See pictures from 2015 events.


2014 – #YWW14

The inaugural Youth Work week for Western Australia brought us together to celebrate everything great about youth work. See pictures from 2014 events.

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