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Celebrating the power of youth work

We are celebrating youth work in North Ayrshire as part of the national Youth Work Week Campaign 2023

This week is National Youth Work Week. Taking place between the 6 – 12 November, North Ayrshire Youth Services will be out in our communities and reporting back on social media about all the incredible projects, indicatives and events happening currently across our six localities to nurture, support, encourage and develop our inspiring young people, here in North Ayrshire!

Organised by Youth Link Scotland – the theme for this year’s annual campaign was to highlight the importance of investing time, effort and community funding into youth work . It will also explore the reasons why youth work is so important to the young people who are benefitting locally and getting involved.

Youth work in North Ayrshire is at the forefront of the Council’s Youth Participation Strategy to make sure young people’s voices are heard and acted upon. It also plays an important role in providing safe and supportive spaces for some of our most vulnerable residents aged 12-25.

Showcasing the power of local youth services via a series of engaging photo highlights and video case studies, the awareness week will a host of vibrant social media posts including coverage of:

  • The launch of Participatory Budgeting voting for Youth Projects happening today (8-25 year olds can vote online now)
  • Encouraging young people to case their votes for their next Scottish Youth Parliament candidate as votes also go live today (8-25 year olds can vote online now)
  • Learning and development opportunities for young people and those interested in pursuing a career in Youth Work
  • Reporting of the annual Joint Cabinet meeting between young people and the Council’s Executive – scheduled tomorrow Tuesday 7 November at Saltcoats Town Hall (10-12pm)
  • A feature on what our young people had to say and a celebration of the power of youth work at the Council’s annual Youth Voice Conference (happening this Friday 10 November at Ardeer Community Centre (10am-2pm)
Lady and young person thumbs up for Youth Work Week

Find out more about Youth Work Week 2023 on the Youth Link Scotland website.

If you know someone between eight and 25 years old, they can cast their vote for their preferred Scottish Youth Parliament candidates and Youth PB groups on the Young Scot website here: Log In | Young Scot Voting

Visit North Ayrshire Youth Services on the Council webpage: Youth groups and organisations ( for more info on how you can get involved.

Watch and share some of our highlights by searching for the hashtag #ThisIsYouthWorkWeek on our Twitter (@NAYouthServices), Facebook (North Ayrshire Youth Work) and Instagram (@NAYouthServices) pages and help us to spread the word of all the opportunities Youth Work has for young people across the area.

Youth Work Week pink banner with text reading Youth Work Week 2023 and related hashtags
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