Project Description

Between before and after

The project’s symbolic name – After and Before. Create Digital Equality For Great Habitat (ABCDEFGH), carries the idea of a new beginning and rethinking of youth work, in the context of the forthcoming post pandemic environment. The youth organizations have to adapt to the new realities and be capable of implementing flexible models for interaction with young people from various target groups.

But they need to be supported to overcome the consequences of a life on pause, which led to a loss of motivation from the youth workers, difficulty adapting to working in an online environment, breaking the connection to vulnerable groups, inability to handle unforeseeable and stressful situations, impacting them negatively on an emotional, psychological and professional level.

This undoubtedly impacts the end users of their work – the young people. Left with no support, isolated and disadvantaged, due to the lack of adequate youth work and of compensating mechanisms of the civic sector.

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Between before and after

The project’s symbolic name – After and Before. Create Digital Equality For Great Habitat (ABCDEFGH), carries the idea of a new beginning and rethinking of youth work, in the context of the forthcoming post pandemic environment. The youth organizations have to adapt to the new realities and be capable of implementing flexible models for interaction with young people from various target groups.

But they need to be supported to overcome the consequences of a life on pause, which led to a loss of motivation from the youth workers, difficulty adapting to working in an online environment, breaking the connection to vulnerable groups, inability to handle unforeseeable and stressful situations, impacting them negatively on an emotional, psychological and professional level.

This undoubtedly impacts the end users of their work – the young people. Left with no support, isolated and disadvantaged, due to the lack of adequate youth work and of compensating mechanisms of the civic sector.

APPLY

Connecting with yourself and others

This project offers a comprehensive solution to support the teams of youth organizations, encouraging personal reflection and the search for internal, deeply basic grounds.

The focus is on developing the skills, necessary for modern life, such as adapting, flexibility, relieving stress, identifying limiting beliefs and most of all – finding a purpose and mission. This is key to “igniting” motivation.

By going through this process, youth workers will be able to rethink themselves and learn to facilitate it themselves – in their team, as well as with regard to youths they work with.

The project will look for balance – which we believe is the foundation of the new social practice in youth work – between themselves, the environment (society and nature) and the digital space – the place to self-express, communicate and engage. The three elements are at the essence of success. They will learn to use the power of storytelling to articulate their personal discoveries in an inspiring and impactful way in real and digital space, to become that community bond that is so necessary in the post-Covid world.

Connecting with yourself and others

This project offers a comprehensive solution to support the teams of youth organizations, encouraging personal reflection and the search for internal, deeply basic grounds.

The focus is on developing the skills, necessary for modern life, such as adapting, flexibility, relieving stress, identifying limiting beliefs and most of all – finding a purpose and mission. This is key to “igniting” motivation.

By going through this process, youth workers will be able to rethink themselves and learn to facilitate it themselves – in their team, as well as with regard to youths they work with.

The project will look for balance – which we believe is the foundation of the new social practice in youth work – between themselves, the environment (society and nature) and the digital space – the place to self-express, communicate and engage. The three elements are at the essence of success. They will learn to use the power of storytelling to articulate their personal discoveries in an inspiring and impactful way in real and digital space, to become that community bond that is so necessary in the post-Covid world.

The learning experience

The project provides for five online sessions and a seven-day training course (attendance). The online sessions aim to enrich the training content, to provide space for additional interaction, mutual acquaintance and detailed consideration of topics related to quality youth work in a pandemic environment.

The training team is international, gathering professionals with experience in the subjects, knowledge of youth work, a handle on nonformal methods, who constantly approbate new training programs and methods.

The design of the training program is based on an interdisciplinary methodology and includes coaching practice, exercises from impro theatre, art therapy, psychology, experiential learning, storytelling and more. Additional mountain challenges await the participants.

The project is suitable for teams of youth organizations who are looking for ways to improve the quality of youth work, are open to personal development, experimenting in extreme environments, rediscovering their role and mission.

The learning experience

The project provides for five online sessions and a seven-day training course (attendance). The online sessions aim to enrich the training content, to provide space for additional interaction, mutual acquaintance and detailed consideration of topics related to quality youth work in a pandemic environment.

The training team is international, gathering professionals with experience in the subjects, knowledge of youth work, a handle on nonformal methods, who constantly approbate new training programs and methods.

The design of the training program is based on an interdisciplinary methodology and includes coaching practice, exercises from impro theatre, art therapy, psychology, experiential learning, storytelling and more. Additional mountain challenges await the participants.

The project is suitable for teams of youth organizations who are looking for ways to improve the quality of youth work, are open to personal development, experimenting in extreme environments, rediscovering their role and mission.

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