What mattered ten years on? young people’s reflections on their involvement with a charitable youth participation project
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
|Authors||Body, A. and Hogg, E.|
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.
|Keywords||Youth work; transition; participation|
|Journal||Journal of Youth Studies|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1080/13676261.2018.1492101|
|Online||27 Jun 2018|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||29 Jun 2018|
|Accepted||15 Jun 2018|
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