Youth Work’s Contribution to the Education of Young People

Youth Work is often valued (particularly by young people) but not always well understood. In this session, you will learn how, via a voluntary relationship with a Youth Worker, young people learn, develop and progress by gaining skills and knowledge in a variety of settings. Youth Work takes place in both formal (e.g. schools, colleges) and less formal settings (e.g. Youth Clubs, Community Centres, hospitals and on the streets), as well as digitally, with a focus on personal and social development. Youth Workers are also skilled at understanding and breaking down barriers preventing access to services such as formal education and many are effective leaders, at all levels.

Gavin Gibbs

Senior Youth Lead, Torfaen Council

Marco Gil-Cervantes

Chief Executive Officer, Promo Cymru