The City of Jyväskylä’s youth services
Jyväskylä has many free time activities, events and concerts that are available for teenagers. These are offered by the city’s youth services as well as various organisations, cultural associations, sports clubs and the teenagers themselves.
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 activities provided by the youth services are mainly directed to those between the ages of 13 and18.
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.
The youth centers serve as meeting points for teenagers in various areas of the city, and they are open for all teenagers on several evenings each week.
Through the Jyväskylä Youth Council and the groups operating at youth centers, 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.
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.
The multi-cultural centre Gloria offers information about multi-cultural youth work and activities. Help and services are available for teenagers encountering issues in life that are too difficult to cope with alone.
In the online section of the NuortenLaturi information and counseling service, experts answer teenagers’ questions concerning, for example, health and relationships. Browse the event calendar of NuortenLaturi for information about various activities, events, clubs and camps.
Contact us by email: nuortenlaturi(at)jkl.fi