This resource was devised as a guide for youth workers and volunteers to promote intercultural youth work across the youth sector in Ireland. It is a guide that any youth service, club or project can use to become a more inclusive service, to reach young people in the local community from minority ethnic backgrounds and ensuring those young people feel welcome to return as regular participants.
The resource is laid out as ‘12 Steps to Good Practice in Intercultural Youth Work’. Each step covers a different aspect of youth work from the practicalities of creating an inclusive environment in your organisation (e.g. Step 2 – Space & Environment) to effectively monitoring the impact of your work (e.g. Step 11 – Monitoring and Evaluation). Each step contains a description of what your youth organisation can do, together with methods and good practice examples from other youth work organisations, additional resources and training to consult as necessary, and a list of indicators to measure how you are doing, and how you can go further. In order to be a guide for the whole youth sector in promoting intercultural youth work, the ‘12 Steps’ guide uses the term ‘your organisation’ to refer to all projects, clubs and services within the youth work sector.