Youth Work Week ’11

31 October 2011 — Leave a comment

Today marks the start of National Youth Work Week 2011. This years theme is: “Youth Work – Bringing Communities Together”.

National Youth Work Week has been coordinated by the National Youth Agency since 1993, providing an opportunity for youth organisations, youth workers and young people engaged in youth work to celebrate the achievements and impact of youth work throughout the UK.

A lot of effort has already gone into the week, with numerous youth projects hosting special events and celebrations. There is even a Youth Worker Award (although the deadlines for nominations was 14th October). If you want to get involved or find out more, you can visit the Youth Work Week page on the National Youth Agency Website. There are various materials available for download including ideas for things to do. You can also join in on twitter using the hashtag #YWW11, and Facebook.

Go get involved and promote youth work!


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I am a qualified youth worker, writer and consultant based in Littlehampton, UK. I've worked in the voluntary youth sector for over 12 years, am married to Kirsty and we have two daughters named Hope and Eloise. Check out 'Journeying Together: Growing Youth Work and Youth Workers in Local Communities' and read my opening chapter.

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