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From Us to You is a special learning process where a community of disadvantaged young people volunteers to help others while they themselves become contemporary role models and learn a great deal about themselves and the world with their peers.

This course helps you to support groups of volunteers in realizing their project and use this as an experiential learning process. So this is a practical guide for youth workers about how to work with disadvantaged youngsters to create their volunteer projects. 
You are going to learn about:
  • how to approach Youth at Risk
  • how to involve them in such volunteer projects
  • how to work with them
  • how to inspire, connect, empower, coach and mentor them in this process

About this course

In this course, you have a chance to learn about supporting disadvantaged youth who come from minority or socially disadvantaged background in the context of youth work. 
More specifically you can learn about how to support a group of at-risk youngsters in a non-formal learning program that is based on volunteering. 
The above-mentioned topics are explored by sharing a field-tested practice of working with Hungarian youth living in foster care and in segregated minority communities. This program is called: From Us to You. 

Aims and objectives of the course

The course aims to introduce the framework of the From Us to You program. By doing so we also would like to share what we have found useful in our work in supporting at-risk youth. Besides our learnings, we also share the resources and approaches we have learned from within or outside of the field of youth work. More concretely, you will have a short glimpse into: Experiential educationSolution focused approachTrauma informed approach.

Timeline and framework of the course

The modules of the course are self-paced, so you can go them through in a more intense manner, or stretch them out in time. 
You can use it as a source of inspiration if you are new to the field. 
If you are already active in the field of youth and volunteering, we recommend you to take your time and try to implement what's useful from this course in your work. 
The additional materials provide you with a chance to dive deeper into the three above-mentioned approaches that might help gain a deeper understanding and help you adapt the learnings from this course to your work.  

Participants profile

The course was designed for youth workers, teachers, and facilitators who are working with youth at risk. 
If you are supporting ESC volunteers or groups we think this course might be a good source of inspiration for you. 

We really hope that you find this learning journey useful.