With heart and passion against education poverty!
Welcome to the Work of youth!
Our association, Jugendwerk e.V., was founded 2 decades ago, in 1993 located in Wittmund.
We see it as our obligation to help children and youth achieve the necessary skills and awareness of the modern day society, in order to build opportunities for children to live together and use the chances of our modern diversity. Our target groups are German and children with a emigrational background varying from the ages 7 to 14 (currently more than 200 boys and girls). Also youth ranging from 15-20 to work as integrators, and multipliers (currently 13 youths), but also people over the age who are willing to work with youth and children with disabilities.
Germany wide, we offer kids and youths a safe environment, integrational opportunity, and individual talent promotion. We are by your side in this important life phase, in order to help you overcome your daily challenges.The Jugendwerk offers a variety of activities, which are aimed to redesign your youths free time, in an effective and fun way, bringing the kids together. Our center point is the personality, and helping kids to develop their skills. The Jugendwerks work is based on our current knowledge of pedagogic, developmental sciences, and family and educational research.
The center point of the Jugendwerk is our integrational work which consists of, Young and old, migrants and Germans, youth and kids, girls and boys with and without disabilities. The Jugendwerk does not hold lectures and talks, but makes integration interesting through activities and through learning as a group being able to learn through experiences.
Our work is based on three central strategies: 1. To overcome exclusion through joint co-operation. 2. Young adults work with kids. 3. To offer the "very special" rather than duplicating offers.
Our work is primarily undertaken by volunteers; engaged young women and men, parents and active elderly. We have established long-term partnerships with private firms, schools, municipalities and educational institutions.. Our partners provide us with in-kind contribution, such as rooms for events, prizes for competitions etc.
For its successful work in integration and its innovative projects the Jugendwerk was awarded with the Lower-Saxony Prize for Engagement 2013 (Niedersächsischen Engagementspreis 2013), the first price in the Germany-wide First Aid Competition and the Youth-Integration Prize 2014 of the Bertelsmann Foundation.
Work of youth is an approved provider of private Youth welfare.
The video project of the Work of youth Association on the topic of "bullying" wins the nationwide Work of youth integration Competition 2014, the Bertelsmann Foundation!