lack of ability to self-organize
The practical difficulty of actively involving young people gathered on a street corner in planning and costing activities also meant the loss of one aspect of potential sustainability; whilst young people were diverted away from negative activities, they did not necessarily gain the skills to arrange their own positive activities in future. Limiting young people’s involvement in the process of planning activities affected the extent to which the educational value of the work could be fulfilled.
Beschreibung der Aktivität
neighbourhood-based work; ‘Aiming High for Young People: a ten-year strategy for positive activities’
In 2007, the UK Government's report ‘Aiming High’ outlined a strategy to transform ‘leisure-time opportunities, activities and support services’. It was informed by three ‘core principles’: ‘progressive universalism’, ‘prevention’ and ‘an emphasis on rights and responsibilities’.
teilnehmende Kinder und Jugendliche
Evaluierung der Aktivität
Quantitative Fragebogenerhebung (schriftlich/offline), Qualitative Interviewbefragungen (persönlich)
The case study included quantitative data collected for all sessions by workers, workers’ project evaluations and other papers. Towards the end of the first year of operation in the period May to July 2010, interviews were held with the five senior TYA staff; semi-structured interviews were also held with sixteen staff delivering the programme. Additional interviews were conducted with young people (4 small groups of 2-6 young people) in regular contact with TYA workers. In addition, representatives of two other voluntary agencies, local stakeholders, the mother of a participant and a local Action Group were interviewed.
75% of the locally resident young people