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: youth work for today and tomorrow

Youth services are vital to young people. At their most basic they provide a place for young people to go and something for them to do. But with the involvement of skilled youth workers they can be much more; contributing to young people’s social and emotional development, helping them feel more confident, understand themselves and other people, and become resilient, responsible citizens.

Read more on this year’s theme.

What’s happening during #YWW17?

Hundreds of events are taking place at youth work organisations across England, from youth voice events to celebrating youth work. British Youth Council and UK Youth are running high profile national campaigns on youth services. Choose Youth are holding a reception in parliament in support of rebuilding the youth service.

What is NYA doing? Lots of youth workers and youth service managers are writing blogs for us on the importance of quality youth services. Two young youth workers will also be sharing their perspectives. We’ve got a host of vlogs from young people too – including our Young Associates. We’re live streaming a Q&A with our new MD, Leigh Middleton, so get your questions in to him soon.

We’re running a Support Youth Services with a Selfie campaign – read more here. We’re also planning a Thunderclapso sign up here to show you support youth work and youth services. And we’ve got a fantastically talented young person drawing some Youth Work Week illustrations for us too!

We want you to join in!

Youth Work Week is all about you!

Download our Youth Work Week poster.

Twitter: @natyouthagency #YWW17

Facebook: nationalyouthagency

Email: Nya@nya.org.uk

We’ll post plans, activities and much more on Youth Work Week over the coming months so check back here soon.

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