Professional Youth Worker social support and guidance to youth 16 o 19 years of age who have been in the care of the state and are on the verge of emancipation from that the state system of care.
Support positive and healthy patterns of personal development, social competence and self sufficiency.
Services are free and available to all youth within the age cohort of 17 to 19 years that NYSA’s contract with the Ministry of Children and Families serves. Services provided by paid staff and some volunteers.
Provide life skills to promote a positive self esteem and self worth in order to prepare youth for independence. The service is delivered both individually and in a group context as appropriate and concentrates on youth skill building in the areas of financial and household management, healthy nutrition, effective communication, employment and successfully engaging in the labour market, developing positive and meaningful leisure time actives and interests.
Youth develop and master the necessary skills and competencies and confidence to successfully navigate their personal ‘Transitions to Adulthood’ journey and begin assume the responsibilities of young adulthood in an observable self sufficient manner.