What mattered ten years on? young people’s reflections on their involvement with a charitable youth participation project

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Body, A. and Hogg, E. 2018. What mattered ten years on? young people’s reflections on their involvement with a charitable youth participation project. Journal of Youth Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/13676261.2018.1492101
AuthorsBody, A. and Hogg, E.
Abstract

Youth work in England is experiencing ongoing rapid and significant change, fuelling debate about its very function. This paper contributes to this debate by presenting original research on what young people themselves prioritised as significant in-service provision and highlights the longer-term impact that engagement with a voluntary sector organisation can have on the lives of vulnerable young people.

Drawing on qualitative interviews with ten former youth participants involved in youth participation projects, the findings presented in this paper suggest that participants felt the support they received was, in many cases, ‘transformative’. However, they primarily defined their experiences and the impact through their relationships with individuals supporting them, through the sense of achievement and ability to effect change they developed and through finding a voice to affect community decisions.

KeywordsYouth work; transition; participation
Year2018
JournalJournal of Youth Studies
PublisherTaylor & Francis
ISSN1367-6261
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/13676261.2018.1492101
Publication dates
Online27 Jun 2018
Publication process dates
Deposited29 Jun 2018
Accepted15 Jun 2018
Accepted author manuscript
Output statusPublished
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