We are developing the quality of youth work in schools!

The Together Forward project develops youth work in educational institutions together with professionals and young people in Southern Savo -area. The project focuses on strengthening community, students’ motivation, young people’s desire for life and relying on the future. We have collected a wide range of young people’s thoughts of the feelings and hopes associated on the first year of the vocational or gymnasium studies. Based on students’ point of view, we formulate the roles and the forms of the school-based youth work with multi-professional network.

The partners are South Savo Vocational College Esedu, SAMIedu Vocational College, Upper secondary school Mikkelin lukio, Upper secondary school Savonlinnan Lyseo lukio, Mäntyharju Comprehensive School and upper secondary school, Talvisalo School, Kalevankangas School and Ristiina Comprehensive School.

As a result of the co-operation we have focused on dormitory guidance work, student tutoring processes and supporting group dynamics. In the dormitory work, we are strengthening the network between dormitories and the participation of students. In tutoring, we support the professionals who guide tutoring and we look at the structures of tutoring critically. We have been part of many events promoting the overall well-being of students and group dynamics.

Project description in the RR information service.

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On December 2021, gingerbread dormitories were made at the dormitory of Samiedu, Savonlinna.

More information

Mervi Hotokka
project manager
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+358 50 524 7429

Helinä Juurinen
RDI-specialist
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+358 50 343 8389

Antti Väisänen
RDI-specialist
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+358 50 438 9806

Students: +358 50 430 8481

Thesis:

Brander, Iida ja Dunder, Wilma:
“Ettei ole mitään virkaa koko hommasta” : asuntolatoimikuntatoiminnan kehittäminen ammattiopistoissa – Theseus

Mattila, Marianne:
Koronan vaikutus koulunuorisotyöhön

Miettinen, Roosa:
Oppivelvollisuuden laajentumisen vaikutukset oppilaitosten ja etsivän nuorisotyön väliseen yhteistyöhön

Paajanen, Sallanoora:
Nivelvaihetuen kehittäminen valinnoissaan epävarmoille nuorille

Rautiola, Sari (yamk):
Ryhmässä – Nuoret hyvän ryhmädynamiikan mahdollistajana

Publications:

Lauanne, Lari:
Wanted – koulunuorisotyö, 2021

Nuorisotyö käväisee lukiolla, Nuorisotyö 3/2020, 39

VeKe – asuntolaohjauksen vertaiskehittämisen työkalu. Hyvinvoiva amis -menetelmäpankki 2021

Väisänen, Antti: Opiskelijat viihtyvät hyvin yhdessä – mutta osallisuuden osallisuuden kokemus kouluyhteisöön rapautuu. Next-verkkolehti 8.11.2021.

Facts

Together forward

1 August 2020 – 31 January 2023

Project partners

Lead partner: South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences – Youth research and development centre Juvenia

Other partners: The cities of Mikkeli and Savonlinna, The municipality of Mäntyharju, The South Savo social and health care authority (Essote) and The East Savo Hospital District (Sosteri)

Focus areas: Sustainable wellbeing
Xamk Research Units: Juvenia

Budget

Total budget: € 486 809

XAMK part of the total budget: € 97 362

Financiers and main source of funding: Etelä-Savon ELY-keskus, Euroopan sosiaalirahasto ESR