What is Youth Work?

Youth work is non-formal education with young people, primarily 13-19, promoting personal development and social education, in the important transition years to adulthood.  Young people involve themselves by choice and their voice and influence is critical to the work.  Activities, which combine enjoyment with challenge and learning, take place in a broad range of settings.  Youth workers build relationships with young people which support their development, improve their life chances and help them to reach their potential.