The Youth Work Curriculum for Wales states that Young people in Wales have opportunities that are Educative, Participative, Empowering, Expressive and Inclusive. The curriculum is delivered throughout Powys in a wide range of settings, by using a number of diverse activities that help to engage young people at all different levels.
Youth Workers work with young people to enable them to understand and act upon their rights and responsibilities. Working together, they present a positive image of young people to others through a process that encourages self determination, in a manner that is challenging and fun.
Enabling young people to gain skills, knowledge and attitudes needed to identify, advocate and pursue their rights and responsibilities as individuals and as members of groups and communities, locally, nationally and internationally.
Encouraging and supporting young people to become partners in, and share responsibility for, the opportunities, learning processes and decision-making structures which affect their own and other people's lives and environments.
Encouraging and enabling young people to understand and exercise their rights
• recognising that all young people have rights and that this implies respecting the rights of others;
• supporting young people to carry out their responsibilities as citizens and members of their communities;
• encouraging young people to engage with the personal, social and political issues which affect their lives and the lives of others and to develop qualities of leadership.
Encouraging and enabling myoung people to express their understanding and knowledge and their ideas, opinions, emotions and aspirations through a broad range of creative and often challenging opportunities.
Enabling young people to develop knowledge, understanding and positive attitudes and behaviour in relation to:
• racial, social, and cultural identity and diversity;
• languages and the value of one's own and other languages;
• respect for other people’s choices.