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Youth information and counselling point yESBOx

Nuorten tieto- ja neuvontapiste yESBOx Omena/ AV 24.10.2012

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• The Youth Services of the City of Espoo has one youth information and counselling point

* located in shopping mall in Matinkylä

• yESBOx has been located in several different districts in Espoo since the year 1993

* Leppävaara, Tapiola, Espoon keskus

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Basis behind activities:• The values of the City of Espoo/ Youth services• Youth law• The principles of youth information and

counselling services

* ERYICA, European Youth Information and Counselling Agency

* For example: services are easily reachable without making appointment, they are free of charge, you can be served anonymous

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• Services are aimed for young people, their parents and other professionals working with young people

* Main target group is youth aged 13-25

• We offer guidance, counselling and information in all topics concerning the lives of young people

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Personal guidance and counselling: • By visiting at the point, by phone, by email

• One of our youth workers is part time at Youth Clinic Nupoli

• In addition we answer questions on Internet; in questions & answers service called Pulmakulma www.nuoret.info/

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Giving information/ bulletin boards on Internet:• Web page http://www.espoo.fi/yesbox

• Social media http://www.facebook.com/yesboxespoo

• Own web page in local newspaper Länsiväylä http://www.lansivayla.fi/yesbox

• Monthly newsletter by email

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Participation and influencing on Internet:• Aloitekanava –verkkodemokratiapalvelu nuorille/

Iniative channel - An online democracy service for young people http://aloitekanava.fi/espoo/

Operating as youth worker on Internet:• Currently Pulmakulma live chat and Demi live

chat (youth magazine)

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Giving courses in various topics, for example: • Ansio-kurssi which is for young people aged 14-

17 to get better changes to gain a summer job

* together with The Co-op Society of Finland’s Capital Region, HOK-Elanto • Media course in summer time for young people

15 years and above

* together with Youth media association, Curly ry

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Organizing events, for example:• Info evenings and weeks, for example:

* Going abroad, environment issues • Summer job events • Organizing info events at schools, for example:

* Info stalls in high schools: information about further education and gap year

* “Independent living” theme lessons in high schools: information about housing and financial issues

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Other things our work includes:

• Being part of the “Lempibussi”; sexual education bus visiting middle schools

• Operating as a sending organization for young people in EVS, European voluntary service/ Youth in Action –program

• Organizing international work camp in a summer time with Youth services

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Other things our work includes:

• Hosting visitors, for example school classes, youth work students

• Participating in various local network groups and projects

• Giving general information about yESBOx and youth services in various events

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