“Super Youth Worker”
JUK Jugendarbeit Köniz, Fachstelle Prävention, Kinder- und Jugendarbeit
Stapfenstrasse 13, 3098 Köniz, Switzerland
We want to upscale the skills of our youth in the community so that they can lead and overtake responsibility in all areas and levels of the community life, as initiators and animators. We aim primarily at the impact of experience, which implicitly leads to learning. The training is about learning for the personal mastery of challenges in the living environment, and not about studying per se. Valuation of this kind of learning promotes the self-esteem. In the face of the growing significance of education for the professional and private life, especially learning outside of the formal education system becomes a subject with increased importance.
Please describe your good practice based on the above given information (Explain your practice as such, in ‘technical’ terms and as clear and simple as possible.)
Accomp+ The training for young people in youth work
Target group: Young people, ages 14 to 18
The training weekend (2 days):
The volunteering (1 day):
Please describe eventual challenges and problems related to the creation, implementation, and/or running of your good practice? (Explain the eventual difficulties that you have come across, so that others know what to think about if they want to implement your practice.)
Please give the names, roles and tasks of eventual partners involved in the creation, implementation and/or running of your good practice.
Please give an overview of the resources needed in order to establish and run your good practice. (Please describe the human, financial and other resources that are needed. Please also explain if you have got external financing from sources available for others, and if so, from what funding scheme(s).)
Most importantly: The living environment must be open to value the participation of their young people, despite their sometimes not fully professional ideas, plans and projects, and view there contribution as an inspiring and innovative source.
Human resources: Next to the project manager (often a youth worker, teacher or pastor), there needs to be at least one other professional. Depending on the number of participants, but also with the aim of building a multiplicator-systems, as many moderators or senior coaches as possible are welcome to lead the workshops and animate the in-between sequences.
Financial resources: Often, they are funded by the youth work for projects in the area of non-formal learning. The training weekend is free for the participants, because they will generate project ideas and later volunteer their work. The moderators are paid a moderate motiviation fee.
For young people:
For youth workers:
For your organisation as such:
For youth work in general:
For society/your community in general:
Other, please specify: