Youth Work Ireland Week, now in its 8th year, will take place from Saturday May 11th to Saturday May 18th. Our week of celebration will see youth clubs, groups and services across Youth Work Ireland members taking part in activities which celebrate young people and youth work and promotes the Federation of Youth Work Ireland.
This year we will be taking the slogan ‘Youth Work Works’ as our inspiration, we developing activities that celebrate and name the positive outcomes young people gain from being part of a youth service, particularly around issues of identity, self-expression and confidence... check back for more
Our annual Political Briefing will take place on Wednesday May 15th, in Buswells Hotel from 1pm - 3pm where TDs and Senators will meet with local youth services from around the country to discuss issues relevant to young people and those who work with them.
A central element of Youth Work Ireland Week every year is the national activity that is run in youth clubs, projects and services across the Youth Work Ireland Federation. This year in conjunction with Youth Wave, we are inviting clubs, services and projects to run the ‘Pieces of the Puzzle’ activity. This activity is a simple, artistic and easy to do session that consists of young people decorating their own puzzle piece to express themselves, their individual identity and the uniqueness of their club.
The aim of the activity is to support young people express the positive outcomes they gain from being part of a youth group particularly around issues associated with the five outcomes listed in Better Outcomes Brighter Futures – Active and Heathy; Achieving, Safe, Economic Security and Connected/Respected. An activity pack with the accompanying puzzle pieces will be sent out to all regional offices in early April.
The activity is inspired by an international puzzle art installation project created by American artist Tim Kelly. A