The City of Jyväskylä’s youth services
The City of Jyväskylä’s youth services provide teenagers with guided activities, information and counseling through youth centres, clubs, camps, trips, influence groups and online services. The activities are open for all teenagers and usually free; trained youth workers are in charge of the activities. The activities are planned and implemented in cooperation with teenagers.
The youth services also provide facilities for association and group meetings as well as for teenagers’ band rehearsals against a reasonable facility fee. The operation of the youth services is based on professionalism, involvement, abstinence from intoxicants, a sense of community, multi-culturalism and cooperation.
Through the Jyväskylä Youth Council teenagers can voice their opinions and cooperate to have an impact on the matters relevant to their neighbourhood as well as the society in general.
Veturitallit is a youth and community centre of City of Jyväskylä in the renovated engine shed premises which offers workshops for young people such as movie making, acting, dancing, online magazine writing, circus activities.
The “Painovirhe” [“Typo”] webzine is an online magazine produced by teenagers. The webzine contains articles, videos and pictures by teenagers. All people between the ages of 13 and 20 years of age are welcome to take part in this activity.
Art Workshop provides various creative activities for 17 – 29 years old in JyväskyläOutreach youth work (15-29years). The purpose of the art workshop is to gain work experience and motivation by using arts: drama/theatre and expressing oneself, handcrafts, arts, cooking and sports.
Outreach youth work offers free counselling and support to young people aged between 15 and 29 who are outside of education, unemployed, have limited options or who would just like
to have a helping hand in managing everyday life.
Multicultural Center Gloria is an interactive forum where people and cultures meet. Gloria offers together with visitors multicultural activities for every individual in Jyväskylä.