Youth Work Academy

Project Summary
Grantee : Toy Youth Association
Purpose : Supporting the young, who want to work on the youth field, to be a strong and qualified youth workers with education and mentorship programs.
Location : Turkey
Grant Amount : 188.256 TL
Project Partner : Çanakkale Youth Association, Gap Youth Association, Association of Young Approaches In Health, Youthsem
Period : 16 July 2019 - 5 July 2020
Status : Completed
Project Year : 2019


NGOs in the youth field have a great responsibility on playing active role on the self involving issues for the young, adopting right based approach, works that impacts society positively, strengthening young people and capacity building activities. In this regard, a sustainable and holistic support is necessary to strengthen NGOs in the field of youth and especially youth workers.

Project Goals

  • Twenty-four participants from different provinces will be determined with an open call. 
  • Four trainings in fourteen subjects in total will be held. 
  • Mentorship support will be provided during and after the project.
  • Needs of youth field research will be conducted.
  • "How to use" videos of the materials and methods that are used in learning modules will be recorded.

Project Results

  • Four capacity building trainings under 14 titles were held with 24 participants selected from 15 different cities through an open call.
  • Mentoring support was provided to all participants participating in the program.
  • 14 tools and methods used in non-formal education methodology were made into “how-to” videos under the name of Visual Toolbox in an accessible way.
  • As a result of interviews with youth workers from different regions of Turkey, ‘tThe Youth Workers' Needs Report’ was composed and published.


“It is still very uncertain which routes we will take as youth workers. Who knows where we will be, doing what, in five years from now! I believe that this academy will change and improve us further.” A Youth Worker who attended the Training

“Spending days with a group of people each of whom expresses themselves in a different manner in a sincere environment was an inspiring experience for my self-expression. Time literally flies for one who attends a training session of the Toy Youth Association.” A Youth Worker who attended the Training


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