Global Youth Work
About this Service
Our work at CDYS is responsive to young people, and works alongside them as collaborators, building their capacity to create change in their own lives and in the world around them. CDYS recognises that we live in an unequal world which consequently creates barriers for some young people to realise their maximum potential. For us, a global youth work practice supports us to work from a youth strength approach, and helps to challenge inequality. It gives the young people tools to see themselves as part of a bigger world. We see a global youth work approach as just good youth work.
Our approach to global youth work encompasses awareness raising around our interconnectivity and strongly suggests action taking with young people. It consists of bringing awareness to their inner power, encouraging young people to step into their power and creating spaces where they can be heard. This also involves taking ownership of their active citizenship and encouraging their advocacy for social justice both in their own lives and in the lives of others.