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.

Read more on the YWW17 theme.

 

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 peopleSupport 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 had some brilliant blogs from a host of different youth work perspectives, including ADCS President Alison MichalskaBritish Youth Council young trustee Joe Stockley and NYA chair Michael Bracey.

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.

All in all a packed week! If you’d like to keep up the collaboration, stay in contact with us by email or Twitter and encourage colleagues to sign up to our newsletter.

We’re already looking forward to next year!

 

 

 

 

 

Tweets

48.8% of young people worldwide said that climate change and the destruction of nature was the most critical issue in 2017 #ShapersSurvey
#TheEnvironmentNow gives yp the opp to be leaders and take action on this issue.

Happy #EarthDay! Let's #EndPlasticPollution with & for yp!

Our pleasure. We need the whole sector to get behind @natyouthagency #backnya https://t.co/qUmAr9EoPV

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