openness to seeking work or attending college outside the young people's immediate locality
TYA workers challenged such rigidity and the resultant prejudices and devised initiatives to bring young people together through, for example, football tournaments. When one young man included ‘enjoying time with new people’ in his list of positive experiences, workers felt that this signified willingness to engage in new experiences was a considerable achievement. Workers had established relationships with young people, which enabled them to suggest coming together with one another under a banner of ‘hate racism’.
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