Toholampi and Lestijärvi
Youth work is intended for 15-29 year olds, who are in danger to be left outside of studies, work life or for some other reason need help or counseling in their life.
A youth worker can provide help with:
- Organizing money related matters
- Living or housing situation
- Different life situations
- Dealing with offices and in other official matters
A youth worker can accompany you when you need to deal with for example Kela, social work, public employment and business services or school. A youth worker can help with finding work, creating and sending job applications and filling out different forms.
The young come to the youth worker from schools, employment office, social work, health centres, parents request, through friends or by their own contact. Youth work is always voluntary and offers help and support only if the young him/herself wants it.
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Youth room Nuoppari
Youth room Nuoppari is a place where you can come alone or together with your friends to spend time. Besides the hanging out with friends, you can play pool, air hockey and many different board and console games or do crafts. Sometimes there are theme nights, game days or field trips. The atmosphere is very relaxed.
The youth room is an alcohol and drug free and safe place, where there is always an adult around. You can also come to the youth room to discuss confidentially with the counselor.
Address: Lestintie 41, 69440, Lestijärvi
Lestijärvi has an operating youth council that has started in 2016. The youth council consists of eight junior high school or high school members. The operations is overseen by the youth counselor. Youth council actively takes part in all kinds or operations.
One of the main tasks of the youth council is also to represent the youth in the municipality´s operations. In practice the council speaks out in the matters concerning the youth, starts initiatives and plans events, that are advance the wellbeing of the youth and prevents social exclusion.
The youth council is also in Instagram!.