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Youth to Youth
Start date: 01 May 2015, End date: 31 Dec 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The EVS project “Youth to Youth” deals with teenagers and youngsters from 3 different youth centres in Rome managed by CEMEA del Mezzogiorno Onlus. Three volunteers, one from UK, one from France and one from Spain, will be involved for 9 months in educative and cultural activities with youngsters, each volunteer engaged in each of these centres. The three youth centres involved are in three different area of the city: Fenix19, in the Pigneto quarter, deals with youngsters especially coming from a migrant background and with a marginalisation risk, working in an intercultural perspective, offering a space to socialize and to develop own projects and creativity; Linkiostro in San Paolo area deals too with youngsters from migrant background and it is a space of socialization for youngsters from 11 to 18 years old and it works above all supporting homeworks; Frequenza200 is a centre in S. Basilio quarter, a periferic and cultural deprivated quarter, born to fight the school dropout, in cooperation with families, schools and the municipality and in synergy with other centres in Italy with the aim to create a national network to contrast the school dropout. The volunteers will be involved mainly in the work of these centres and they will follow a path especially focused on youth education, but they will have in the same time the opportunity to discover ,during their 9 months of service, the whole host organization CEMEA del Mezzogiorno, his services and actions, according to their interests. Together with educators and other staff members, under the guide of a supervisor inside the service and a personal support outside (mentor), the volunteers ‘action will be developed with active education methods and with the peer education process ("Youth to Youth"), to increase the youth protagonism and responsability in an intercultural perspective.
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