School youth work
School youth work brings youth services into the day-to-day life of schools in Kerava. The work is long-term, cross-disciplinary and seeks to respond to the increased need for encountering work during the school day.
School youth work is an unhurried, low-threshold mode of youth work, and the strength of school youth workers is in strengthening wellbeing through one-on-one discussions, small group activities, thematic lessons and supervised recess activities, for example.
Youth work in primary schools
In Kerava, primary school youth work is carried out in six primary schools. The employees include both project workers and regional youth work professionals. The target group is 4th to 6th graders and young people going through the transition to lower secondary school.
Youth work in lower secondary schools
Youth services employees work in all comprehensive schools in Kerava. The aim of youth work in lower secondary schools is to increase wellbeing and a sense of community in students’ school life through various methods. One of the priorities of youth work is to support young people in the transitions from primary to lower secondary school and from lower to upper secondary school.
School youth work development project
In the school youth work development project, additional efforts are made in youth work at schools to support the education of Kerava students in all 5th and 6th grades of primary schools and support in the transition to lower secondary school.
School youth work is coordinated by a community-based student welfare group in close cooperation with the school’s youth worker. Through youth work methods, the goal is to develop primary schools into more communal and inclusive learning environments.
The aim of school youth work is to preventively support primary school pupils in their development and growth and to prepare sixth-graders for the transition to lower secondary school and from there to upper secondary school. In connection with the transition,youth work supports young people’s comprehensive wellbeing and attachment to the community of the school and educational institution, strengthens young people’s life skills and prevents social exclusion.