Excellent Youth Work Hits the Headlines for Youth Work Week
11 November 2010
Youth projects from London to Wales and across the nation hit the headlines in newspapers and on radio stations to raise awareness to the important role youth work plays in young people’s lives.
To support the promotion of Youth Work Week, the National Youth Agency launched a dedicated Youth Work Week webpage on the NYA website, which attracted more than 2700 independent visitors.
The page included resources for youth workers to download and promote their projects and details of 14 exemplars of youth work nationally – The Youth Work Week Ambassadors - who worked with the Agency to promote the different ways youth work is undertaken.
The Youth Work Week Ambassadors wrote case studies of their work, which were showcased through the Youth Work Week Facebook Page, Twitter feed and pitched to local journalists - including BBC Radio Cambridge, which interviewed young people from the Woodcraft Folk about their youth work experiences.
Our Youth Work Week Facebook page was also very popular – attracting more than 300 visitors and over 200 ‘likes’ during the week of celebrations.
Twitter was also buzzing with activity with Ambassador’s work being tweeted and re-tweeted to in excess of 1000 different people over the course of the week.
Fiona Blacke, National Youth Agency chief executive, commented: “We are really grateful to everyone who took part last week. This was a fantastic celebration of the impact youth work has on young people’s lives.
“Exemplifying what youth work does and the difference it makes through the media helps to raise the profile of the sector and ensures its good work remains in everyone’s minds, which is increasingly important during these times of cuts.”