The National Youth Agency believes that now more than ever young people need youth workers. Youth workers dedicate their time and expertise to helping young people in their personal and social development, equipping them with the practical skills they need to be resilient in challenging times, and positive contributors to future economic growth.
The National Youth Agency works to support youth workers to do that more effectively, and for more young people.
We do this by:
- Championing the work of youth workers
- Enabling youth workers to do what they do
- Supporting the recognition of youth work as a profession
Youth Work Transforms Lives
Young people are full of the spirit and potential needed to make a positive contribution to society. It is often the young who are able to offer new and creative ways to approach the problems we face, as a nation. To do this, young people need self confidence and support. They often need someone to listen to them, put trust in them and give them responsibility. They need the chance to learn how to work to improve their own lives and to create a better future for themselves and others.
NYA helps youth workers to transform the lives of young people in three ways:
- By championing the distinctive role that youth workers play.
- By enabling youth workers to do what they do, better.
- By helping to professionalise youth work.
Who we work with
The NYA is a charity, funded through commercial private and public sector activities.
Pursuing a career in Youth Work?
To help you find out about pursuing a career in youth work, we have put together the Youth Work Training FAQs for your use. Please refer to these pages before contacting NYA. Thank you.
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