Youth work - Overview
Young people are connected to the world through food, clothes and music; via the internet and other media; through their experience of and concerns about fairness, conflict, poverty and the environment; and through the social and economic forces that shape their identity, their community and their lives.
For youth work to truly empower young people it must enable them to make sense of, reflect on and respond to the changing nature of the world they are growing up in.
You can explore what we mean by ‘global youth work' and our Connect, Challenge, Change methodology underpinning it, through our background information page. You can also find out how Think Global has influenced youth work policy and occupational standards to acknowledge the global context of young people's lives.
Our work around global youth work is shared and supported through our networks. Think Global runs the Joint Agencies Group consisting of some 40 organisations involved in youth work and development education.
You can find inspiration and activities on our youth work resources page