Community youth workers

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Community youth workers are young people and adults who are engaged in education, empowerment, activism, or other activities focused on adolescents in community-based settings, including churches, schools, or community centers. As a distinct field, community youth work, (often just called youth work), has been established in the United States since the early 20th century. Youth organizations including the YMCA, Boy Scouts, and 4-H set the early standard for youth work. Many believe they were simply following the principles of organizations in the United Kingdom.[1] Since that time a plethora of groups have become active, leading advocacy, research, and education about community youth work around the world.

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  1. ^ Brian Harrison. Finding a Role?: The United Kingdom 1970-1990. Retrieved June 25, 2018.

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