Youth Work Week provides an opportunity for youth organisations, youth workers and young people to celebrate their achievements and the impact of their work.

Youth Work Week will be held from 7-13 November 2016.

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Show your support for youth work – snap a selfie with our banner and tweet it to us using #YWW16.

This year’s theme is Fair Chances: how youth work helps young people to brighter futures- find out more about our theme.


What’s happening in Youth Work Week?

How you can get involved:

  • Join in our Twitter selfie campaign! Download our banner, print and tweet us a selfie telling us why you are supporting youth work using @natyouthagency and #YWW16
  • We’ll be promoting case studies of young people and social mobility throughout the week, focusing on the role of youth work. Email us yours on

Email us what you’re up to!


Monday 7 November

Blog post from Kerry North, O2 senior manager, youth & community


Tuesday 8 November

Blog post by Emma Revie, Ambition CEO

Podcast from The Environment Now team: Lydia and Heather from The Environment Now a newly launched environmental digital grants programme discuss how youth work can help young people be the best they can be.


Wednesday 9 November

STEM social conference in Leicester – Jessica Okoro, a young person from Leicester has a passion to get young people into STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering and Maths). Her first conference aims to empower and enrich A-Level and GCSE students, connecting them to the STEM industry, and inspire and introduce them to a youth-centric world of innovation.

We’ll be interviewing Jessica and tweeting from the conference.


Thursday 10 November

Social Media Takeover – our Twitter and Facebook channels will be under control of Lily and Emily!

Blog post by Anna Smee, CEO of UK Youth


Friday 11 November

Film: 50 years of youth work in Newham

UK Youth Parliament debate 11-4pm. Our young trustees will be watching the debates and tweeting from the Palace of Westminster.


We’ve developed a pack on Youth Work Week, and posters to publicise your work.