- Target Audience
- key themes association
- Community engagement/civil societyVulnerable youth and youth engagement in P/CVE
- Peer Reviewed practice
The Youth Centre
Is young people's entry point for municipal services handling social problems, mental health issues, or problems with abuse.
Type of Organisation: Governmental institution
Youth4Youth is a network run by volunteers working to benefit young people in socially vulnerable residential areas.
The network believes that by combining forces and working together as one community, we can act as role models and generate positive change among young people. Youth4Youth also believes that the community itself can create opportunities for young people: for personal growth, development of new friendships, etc.
Youth4Youth is recognised for its contribution to the well-being of young people in socially vulnerable residential areas, owing to its:
- belief that young people can do well and thrive;
- leading position in projects and schemes in vulnerable areas;
- contribution to two-way learning between young people and volunteers;
- encouragement of motivation and development through communities;
- desire to succeed and help young people fulfil their potential.
Youth4Youth believes in building relationships and making a positive difference when the target audience is very young (i.e. between 8 and 15 years old). This work is therefore preventative — it is young people who inspire and support other young people.
We believe that this kind of preventative work offers young people the opportunity to make better life choices for themselves. We believe that involved young people are committed young people who can inspire other youngsters.
A handbook for Youth4Youth volunteers was produced in 2016, based on training days for Youth4Youth and volunteering in general. The handbook contains the Youth4Youth vision and mission, as well as guidelines for Youth4Youth volunteers.
We provide volunteers with skills development in the form of courses, short programmes, presentations, etc. that can stimulate personal development and also serve as tools for their volunteer work.