Rovaniemi helps young adults plan for their future
A new Cultural Workshop will allow young people to develop their skills and discover their strengths
In August, the Finnish city of Rovaniemi will open a cultural workshop for adolescents and young adults. The workshop will be led by youth services workers with the aim of helping people aged 15 to 28 to familiarize themselves with the different opportunities in the field of culture.
Helping young people find their own way
The cultural workshop will allow individuals to try and learn new things by engaging in many different activities. Participants and participants will have a coach and be part of a group that will encourage them to grow and understand who they are. Specifically, they will be able to better understand their strengths and capabilities. In turn, they will have an easier time setting goals and making plans for their future.
It is important to reiterate that all employees of the Cultural Workshop will be experienced youth workers with knowledge in the field of culture. Commenting on the objectives of the workshop, Catriana Diaz, education and community instructor, explained:
“Best of all is when a youngster starts to trust the future; that in the future, there is real hope; that it is not a leap into the unknown, but an adventure. After all, life is improvisation for everyone, and it shouldn’t be stressful! There are always new situations. Our goal is for young people to find their own way.
Three groups will offer different activities
In a press release, the city of Rovaniemi indicated that the cultural workshop will consist of three groups: Verstas, Vartti and Roti. To go further, each group will target different people and offer different activities.
The Verstas group was set up for young adults between the ages of 18 and 28. Participants will be able to participate in a variety of tasks and activities, including filming, recording, writing and acting. The main goal of this group is to encourage people to be open-minded and to try new things.
Vartti, the second group, will target people between the ages of 17 and 28. The workshops will take place 1 to 2 days a week, 4 hours a day. During this time, participants will participate in activities such as creative writing, cooking, crafts, and hiking, among others.
Finally, the Roti group was designed for adolescents aged 15 to 17. Through various tasks, participants will learn daily skills to help them grow and develop. In addition, they will familiarize themselves with the rules of professional life and their social skills will be strengthened. In this way, the Cultural Workshop seeks to help them find their strengths so that they can define their future goals from an early age.
With the creation of this workshop, Rovaniemi shows that it is committed to the well-being and the future of adolescents and young adults.