Tested in a 21 year, UK-wide initiative, this text - which is appropriate for both libraries and practitioners - explores the ways of advancing youth work by supporting individuals to train professionally while working in community-based organizations. Through this type of social investment in people, the outcome will be to create a lasting impact within communities. The book encourages anyone who is working with young people to consider and develop their own ways of working in communities. With personal stories and examples, it explores and compares the experiences of community-based organizations, volunteers, and part-time/full-time workers. It also offers questions and suggestions for further exploration, for both non-specialists and experts. Journeying Together is based on the UK's 'Youth or Adult?' initiative, run by The Rank Foundation with YMCA George Williams College. This starting point makes change possible, and is backed up by the view that young people are members of communities now, not at some point in the future. Their voices must be heard, for the benefit of all, because there are leaders in the making amongst them.
Publication Date: 3/1/2010