A brief Guide to Youth Work in Birmingham.
A project supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Youth Work has been and is an essential part of Birmingham's fabric. It is a service that is vital to the growth and development of young people across the city and is sadly a service that always seems so vulnerable to Government cuts. Young People at All Saints Youth Centre in Kings Heath have been working on researching and finding out about the roots of Youth Work in the city, from the beginnings of the YMCA projects to the advent of purpose built centres like the Factory and The Lighthouse. They have decided to create a archive of Youth Clubs and services across the city, and keep it online, so it can continually be updated, preserved and shared. A living, ever-developing testament to the importance of Youth Work in Birmingham.
Keep scrolling down to find out more.
Growing together...History and Heritage of Youth Work in Birmingham.
We love our Youth Club, and we love how much we get from it. Day trips, residential, projects (like this one) friendships, support and opportunities, we get so much from our Youth Club that we wanted to find out how other young people around felt about theirs and, how long youth work had been going for.
WHERE did it start? WHY did it start? WHO started it?
But most importantly...why has Youth Work lasted so long and been so important to so many people across he city?
ASYP: WHO WE ARE
A brief History of All Saints Youth Project
All Saints Youth Project is an inclusive youth project that has been providing recreational and informal educational
opportunities and individual support since 1998. Our multi-stranded approach has
established a good reputation with professionals and the community and we are seen as a reliable service that has maintained its commitment to being family and person centred, undertaking grass roots delivery, close to the community.
We believe in promoting inclusive practice and being accessible for ALL young people
regardless of their ability or background.
GROWING TOGETHER WITH THE NATIONAL LOTTERY
Our project was supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Growing Together is a project supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
It's aims are to explore and learn about the History, Heritage and importance of Youth Work in Birmingham.
In doing so, young people will engage with Heritage and their wider communities- finding out about the variety of services and opportunities that populate their city. This website is where the young people's work and progress in the project will be saved and shared. Take a look around, get involved, share your stories with us by contributing to the archive and celebrate the positivity and importance of youth work and young people.
MEET THE YOUNG PEOPLE
Meet the Young People involved in bringing this project together
Caitlin and Aoife have been instrumental in leading this project and overseeing its development, ensuring it comes together and learning new skills and things about themselves in the process.
They have interviewed young people and staff from the All Saints Youth Project to find out about the centre's 20+ year history, and have set about making contact with other Birmingham based Youth Clubs to gather material for their online archive of services for young people in the city. Find out a little bit more about them and other individuals involved in this project here.
WHAT MAKES A GOOD YOUTH WORKER?
What Young People from All Saints believe makes a good Youth Worker...and what they think doesn't!
Young people are probably the best people to speak to when trying to work out what does and doesn't make a good Youth Worker. College, Uni and Training gives you the theory and is a huge advantage- but there is nothing quite like working with Young People to find out if you have what it takes. Here, you can find out what our Young People view as essential qualities for successfully working with them...and maybe some things that they feel won't work all that well!
THE BRUM YOUTH ARCHIVE
A guide to Youth Services and Clubs in Birmingham.
Look through our alphabetical list to find a Youth Organisation in your area, check out which of the many in Birmingham is featured this month and contribute to the archive by contacting us with your details!
Supporting each other...Growing Together.
THE ALPHABETICAL LIST
Check out the alphabetical list of Youth Clubs and services in Birmingham and get directed to each ones website to find out more. Not on there yet? Get in touch now and tell us all about it.
Interested in discovering more or contributing to the archive? Contact us today and see how you can get involved.