Youth Work Week provides an opportunity for youth organisations, youth workers and young people to celebrate their achievements and the impact of their work.
In 2018 it will be held from 5-11 November 2018. The theme has yet to be agreed – check back here regularly for updates!
Youth Work Week 2017
The theme was 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.
How did we celebrate #YWW17?
During the profile-raising week nearly 5,000 posts were tweeted to #YWW17, reaching more than 8.5m people.
Our Thunderclap took place reaching more than 470,000 people. Support Youth Services with a Selfie received more than 200 pics – including 15 MPs, with shadow Education Secretary Angela Rayner joining in and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn recording a special message of support. Click on image below to see the detail!
We featured a series of amazing, impactful case studies including this special Youth Work Week film made by BwD Young People’s Services.
There were loads of events up and down the country including London Youth’s 130th birthday celebrations, Choose Youth’s Save Youth Services parliamentary reception and the Tate Gallery’s youth programme celebration.
One of our peer associates Amelia Bevans, a talented illustrator, designed us a youth work superhero. It was one of our most liked posts of the week. Take a look at it here.
We’re already looking forward to next year!