Support youth services with a selfie in #YWW17


30 Oct 2017

National Youth Agency’s annual Youth Work Week campaign is nearly here!

Youth Work Week provides an opportunity for youth organisations, youth workers and young people to celebrate their achievements and the impact of their work. This year it will be held from 6-12 November 2017.

This year’s theme is youth services. NYA will be celebrating the role of great youth work in youth services through case studies, events, vlogs and a series of blogs from a diverse range of voices – from young youth workers to the President of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services to youth sector leaders.

Today, NYA is announcing its Support Youth Services with a Selfie campaign.

Leigh Middleton, managing director of the National Youth Agency, said “Everyone who values youth services, needs to speak up to support them. We’re asking people to snap a selfie with our poster and tweet it using #YWW17 from 6 November.

“We want to show how vital youth services are in supporting young people.”

Youth services have taken a battering over the past five years but the need for good youth work has not gone away. Dedicated, committed youth workers continue to deliver creative provision that has positive outcomes for young people.

“It’s vital we shout about the great youth work going on at a local level. For some young people it is a lifeline. We desperately need more of it.”

Download the poster here. Print it, snap a selfie and tweet it using #YWW17 during Youth Work Week.

Find out about all the activity going on for Youth Work Week on our website.

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