The process of personal and social development is directly linked to and interdependent with the gradual increase in self-determination and autonomy. It is through having self-determination and possibility to act in an autonomous way that personal and social development is tested and confirmed in practice. Without self-determination and autonomy, you will never be able to “try your wings and start to fly”.
Due to living situation, lack of knowledge and other reasons, young people often have limited access to their rights. It is therefore a crucial task for youth work to make young people aware of and able to execute their rights. This will, at the same time, make clear that young people are full-worthy (not “to become” or conditioned) citizens to be respected for who they are and not being in debt to society for services offered.
To what degree does our local youth work meet this bullet point?
Are there sides/aspects of it that are not reached?
Are there differences related to different activities?
Are there differences related to different groups of young people?
Are there differences related to different youth work providers?
Are there other differences? Related to what?
What different steps do we need to take in order to meet this bullet point?
Do we miss any knowledge that we need?
Do we need to take contact with stakeholders not present in our discussions?
Do we need to develop new competences, methods, work processes or organisational structures?
Can we find good practices or tools that might help us to improve this?
Do we have positive experiences from other areas of youth work that we can use also in this case?
Are there other organisations that we can contact and learn from regarding this?
Do we need to take other measures?
Do we have to revise our perspectives and/or priorities regarding youth work?