Celebrating Youth Work Week 2018!

Celebrating Youth Work Week 2018!

Ceredigion County Council Youth Service celebrated Youth Work Week between 23 and 30 June, a week dedicated to celebrating Youth Work all across Wales.

The Youth Service held a busy week of celebrations including an exhibition at Canolfan Rheidol and an exhibit at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay to showcase the work of young people in Ceredigion, along with all the other Local Authority across Wales. Ceredigion Youth Service hosted celebratory events at each Youth Club during the week, posted daily blogs and videos on their social media pages, took over a 100 #YouthWorkWeek selfies with young people and colleagues accross the County, hosted an opening evening at Cardigan Youth Centre and created a giant jigsaw piece which represented what Youth Work means to young people in Ceredigion. The Service also launched a new Instagram page and a promotional film highlighting the work of the Service during the week.

Ceredigion Youth Service’s Deputy Principal Youth Officer, Lowri Evans said: “Youth Work Week gives Youth Services and organisations across Wales the opportunity to celebrate Youth Work. Here in Ceredigion, every year we are eager to promote the importance and the value of Youth Work within the County. Ceredigion Youth Service supports young people aged between 11 and 25 in a variety of informal and non-formal settings, through targeted and universal provisions. Youth Work enables young people to develop holistically, working with them to facilitate their personal, social and educational development. This enables them to develop their voice, influence and place in society and to reach their full potential. Youth Work Week is the perfect opportunity to raise the profile of Youth Work and to celebrate Young People, Youth Workers and Youth Services accross Wales.”

Councillor Catrin Miles, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Learning Services, said “It was great to see so many events and activities hosted by Ceredigion Youth Service to celebrate Youth Work Week in Ceredigion last week. Youth Work provides so many opporutnities for young people transitioning into adulthood and can often be a lifeline for some youngsters, therefore it is so important that we acknowledge, value and celebrate the work of the Youth Service and Youth Work nationally, and Youth Work Week is a great opportunity to do so.”