Never has the challenge of youth work been greater than at the present time. Young people live in a whirlwind of media, information and materialism. Many lack the social structures that would ease the difficult transition into adulthood. The world is changing rapidly but the problems for young people remain the same. Young people are not children but neither are they adults. The process from childhood to adulthood can be difficult whatever the social background. They need reliable impartial information, support and understanding.
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Cardiff YMCA's youth department continue to promote opportunities for children and young people in Cardiff to gain the knowledge, skills and experience for them to reach their full potential as valued individuals in their communities. We will endeavour to continue our philosophy of creating beneficial and creativde responses to the needs of young people to encourage their personal development, self awareness and empower them to make informed life decisions. The work undertaken by this Department include:- Schools Work; Sex and Relationship Education Workshops; Community Work; Cardiff Young People First; Youth Forum; Residentials; Overseeas work.
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