National Youth Work Week 2016: 7th – 13th November 2016

08 November 2016

National Youth Work Week celebrates the difference that youth work can make to the lives of young people and, this year, Hertfordshire County Council Youth Connexions is marking the occasion with its third annual Young People’s Awards.

The awards will take place on Wednesday 9th November at County Hall in Hertford and will showcase the work and progress made by young people across Hertfordshire with the support of Youth Connexions.

In 2015/16 Hertfordshire County Council Youth Connexions:

  • worked with more than 16,000 young people around the county
  • delivered over 10,500 youth work sessions throughout the year
  • delivered 249 youth projects each week, on average, including social action projects, volunteering opportunities, youth councils and forums, detached and street work, school holiday programmes and outdoor educational activities.

Through attending youth work sessions, young people can develop their personal and social abilities, gaining key life skills in preparation for adulthood, the world of work and further education.

Young people are able to work towards nationally accredited schemes and qualifications, such as the Level 2 Certificate in Youth Work Practice, City and Guilds, AQA units and Duke of Edinburgh Awards. They also become valuable contributors to their community, initiating and organising community action projects.

Find out more about our information about our youth work projects and join the conversation on Twitter at #YWW16