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Jugendliche sitzen nebeneinander

Youth Work

Youth work is aimed at all young people between the ages of 6 and 27. It includes youth association work, open child work and open youth work as well as community-oriented programmes. Children’s and youth work promotes the development of democratic competence and a self-reliant personality. Youth Work

Familie im Aquarium

Leisure Time Education and Recreation

Youth work also organises the leisure time of children and young people in a variety of ways and invites them to participate. Youth work activities in Berlin are carried out both by independent youth welfare agencies and at the district and state level by public agencies. Leisure Time Education and Recreation

Junge Pflegerin umarmt lächelnde Seniorin

The Voluntary Social Year (FSJ)

The Voluntary Social Year is a form of the state-regulated youth voluntary service that enables young people aged 16 to 27 after completing school to gain knowledge and experience that offer important guidance for their own career and life. The Voluntary Social Year (FSJ)

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Youth Social Work

Youth social work is aimed at young people with complex problems, which are often associated with difficult family relationships, a problematic living environment and insufficient school qualifications. Youth social work alleviates these problems and supports social integration. Youth Social Work

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Youth Associations

The interests, issues and demands that young people articulate in their associations develop from the circumstances and living environment of the young people. Youth associations are important partners in youth policy when it comes to social and political participation and representation. Youth Associations

Jugendliche mit verschiedener Herkunft halten Weltkugel

International Youth Exchange

International youth work makes an important contribution here. It contributes to an understanding with other countries and to promoting tolerance and understanding towards other cultures and towards strangers. International Youth Exchange

 Mehrere Schulranzen stehen in einer Reihe

Youth Work in Schools

Youth work fulfils its own educational mandate in cooperation with schools. With the support of social workers, young people are offered educational opportunities that are based on their interests and needs and open up for them possibilities to create, experience and participate. Youth Work in Schools

Profil eines Kopfes aus Puzzleteilen zusammengesetzt und von Sprechblasen umgeben

Youth Education Centres

Youth education centres are extracurricular learning locations that provide children and young people with a wide range of educational opportunities. Most of the activities are seminars for school classes that are planned and carried out in close coordination with the teachers and students. Youth Education Centres

Junges Mädchen drapiert ein Kleid aus Zeitung an einer Puppe

Youth Vocational Assistance

Youth vocational assistance is a field of activity of youth social work. It works at the intersection of youth welfare, education and training and the world of work and contributes to the social and vocational integration of young people into work life. Youth Vocational Assistance

Drei Jugendliche sitzen draußen

Unaccompanied Minor Refugees

Unaccompanied foreign minors (so-called “Unaccompanied minor refugees”) who enter Berlin without parents or a legal guardian are taken into custody by the Senate Department for Education, Youth and Family in order to avoid homelessness. Unaccompanied Minor Refugees

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Media Education

Conveying media skills is an important educational task. It aims to encourage children and young people to use the media in a self-determined, creative and responsible manner as a prerequisite for participation and involvement in the digital society. Media Education

Kindergruppe mit Lehrer genießt gemeinsamen Schauspielunterricht

Cultural Education

The framework concept for cultural education defines the central areas of activity for cultural education in the State of Berlin. Cultural Education