Showcase culturally connecting youth work this Youth Work Week

The National Youth Agency (NYA) has launched a digital pack of materials in preparation for Youth Work Week 2012.

Youth workers and youth-focused organisations are being invited to showcase the impact their work has on the lives of young people and the wider community this Youth Work Week (5-11 November 2012) using specially developed materials, now available from the NYA’s website.

The materials have been developed to guide and inspire youth workers to get involved with Youth Work Week by promoting their work and organising events that demonstrate this year’s Connecting Cultures theme. Included in the pack is a fund-raising guide, promotional tool-kit and template posters and case studies.

The NYA has organised Youth Work Week since 1993, providing an opportunity for youth organisations, youth workers and young people to highlight the value of their work to decision makers, opinion formers and the wider community.

For the first time, Youth Work Week will unite all fifty-four Commonwealth countries following a partnership with the Commonwealth Secretariat.

Fiona Blacke, Chief Executive of the National Youth Agency, said: “The materials are an integral part of Youth Work Week, providing clear guidelines, creative ideas and opportunities for media coverage. They are there to support, inspire and encourage front line youth workers in showcasing the valued work they do for the young people within their communities.”

To download the materials for this year’s Youth Work Week, visit http://www.nya.org.uk/youth-work-week-2012 and click the link on the Youth Work Week 2012 Materials page. For more information on how you can get involved in this years celebrations please contact the NYA at youthworkweek@nya.org .