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.