Orkney Islands Council
Working together for a better Orkney

Youth Work

Youth work is an educational practice which can improve young people’s life chances and experience. Youth work successfully builds bridges between home, school and work, preparing young people to be confident individuals, effective contributors, successful learners and responsible citizens.

Youth work takes place in a variety of settings including community venues, uniformed groups, schools, youth cafes and on the street, whilst using numerous approaches such as outdoor pursuits, drama workshops, health initiatives, peer education and single issue and single gender work to engage with young people.

However, above all, youth work is fun!

Young people choose to participate, not least because they want to relax, meet friends and have fun.

The work must build from where young people are, based on their own interests and within their own communities.

Youth work recognises the young person and the youth worker as partners in a learning process.

Further information on youth work is available from the ‘Related Links’ section of this page.

The following documents can be downloaded in PDF format from the ‘Related Downloads section of this page:

  • Statement and Purpose of Youth Work leaflet.
  • Annual Youth Awards Ceremony.
  • Club Times newsletters.

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