Supporting youth work
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 was held from 7-13 November 2016.
Thank you to everyone who got involved!
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This year’s theme was Fair Chances: how youth work helps young people to brighter futures– find out more about our theme.
What happened in Youth Work Week?
We held a Twitter campaign, asking people to tweet a banner explaining why they support youth work. We received more than 220! Here’s just a few and you can see more on our twitter moment here.
Who took part in Youth Work Week?
In Leicester, young people hosted an evening of entertainment celebrating Youth Work Week with contributions from all youth projects including dance performances and raps.
Young Lambeth Coop celebrated with a tour of Lambeth youth forums, promoting youth voice. Youthscape hosted the Christian Youth Work Awards.
Case studies were contributed from many organisations including Winchester Diocese, Positive Futures Liverpool, Y services youth work in Hampshire, YMCA George Williams College and Toynbee Hall.
A young people’s debate was held in Broxbourne. Rochdale Youth Service, Northumberland Youth Cabinet and Y Care International and many, many more held celebratory activities. A film about 50 years of youth work in Newham was premiered in Stratford, London. Throughout the week youth work projects were tweeting about their projects and plans.
There were over 1500 tweets to #YWW16 from a wide variety of youth organisations from big national organisations like London Youth, Ambition and UK Youth to local youth work projects to council youth services. We created some twitter moments to capture these – take a look here and here.
What did the NYA do for Youth Work Week?
Monday 7 November
Social mobility case study day one: Makeshift Cinema
Tuesday 8 November
Podcast from The Environment Now team: Lydia and Heather from The Environment Now discussed how youth work can help young people be the best they can be.
Social mobility case study day two: Mini WE day
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).
Q&A with young trustee Yasmin Greenaway
Social mobility case study day three: Street Magic Mike
Thursday 10 November
Social mobility case study day four: Upcycling
Social Media Takeover – NYA’s Twitter channel was taken over by Lily and Emily from the GoThinkBig team.
Friday 11 November
Social mobility case study day five: YMCA George Williams College evaluation of the Youth Forum at the Serpentine Galleries
Q&A with young trustee Natalie Smith
UK Youth Parliament debate 11-4pm. Our trustees Natalie and Yasmin watched the debates and tweeted from the Palace of Westminster.
Anne-Marie Imafidon created Stemettes and then became CEO – here’s her inspirational story.
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