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Come and join in activities at our Youth Centres! The centres are open to all 10-18-year-old Helsinki residents. You can practise a hobby, attend courses, take part in club activities, spend time at a camp, go on outings or attend a great variety of other events.
Youth centres

Asemanseutu in the heart of the city
Asemanseutu is doing multicultural youth work in the center of Helsinki city. The main target group of the activity is youth between 13-20-years of age. The activity is based on the specific need for information and guidance of multicultural youth in topics concerning them.  The Asemanseutu workers advice and guide forward if needed to suitable services.  Asemanseutu workers are found in the city center or at the Walkers house in the old bus station in Kamppi, Simonkatu 1-3. 
Best Asemanseutu workers are reached by phone or email. 
Mahad phone: 09 310 89069, 041 5121 721, Jari phone: 09 310 76565, 040 1491 535 e-mail: first name.last name(at)hel.fi

Multiculturalism appreciated at the Girls’ Centre
The desire at the Girls’ Centre is to allow for and support girls from different cultural backgrounds and to strengthen and respect multiculturalism. Developing multicultural work with girls is an essential aspect of the Girls’ Centre’s tasks. The themes dealt with at the centre relate to girl’s lives and growing to womanhood against a background of interacting cultures as well as the challenges and opportunities of multiculturalism. The centre is exclusively for girls.

The Girls’ Centre offers:
• individual support
• the joy of doing things together
• sharing experiences
• being heard
• multicultural events
• a chance to influence matters
• cooperation and networking with families
Project Worker: Anne Väisänen, tel. 0400 677250
Email: anne.vaisanen(at)tyttojentalo.fi

Information from Kompassi
The Youth Information Centre Kompassi is a place where you can get information about things like hobbies, youth housing, study or jobseeking. 
Youth Information Centre Kompassi

Work experience placements
A comprehensive project to develop employment and employability is intended to help 17-25-year-olds. The young people are offered a tailored and individually supported spell of work experience and the possibility of employment with the aid of an employment subsidy at one of the Youth Department’s work locations.

Support for young people with returning emigrant backgrounds
Spinnu offers 12-15-year-old Helsinki children with returning emigrant backgrounds the opportunity to receive longer-term individual support. You can take part in these activities if you are referred by a student welfare group or other adult working with young people.

Individual support from the Roma Project
The Roma Project offers individual support and family work, youth clubs and evening get-togethers for mainly 13-17-year olds. Support work is available for over-18s. The project covers the whole of Helsinki, but the present areas of emphasis are the eastern and western parts of the city.
Project Secretary: Leif Berg, tel. (09) 310 716 36, fax: 0400-369292  
Support for the activities of returning emigrants
The Youth Department supports the activities of an association of returning emigrants by, for example, making premises available to it.
Liaison Officer: Kari Pitkänen, tel. 050-559 1720

Services for organisations representing immigrants
Organisations representing immigrants can receive many kinds of support from the City of Helsinki. The Youth Department is responsible for supporting organisations that arrange activities for children and adolescents. Ask the Office for Civic Activity by Young People for more information.



 More information

Info Bank
The pages of Info Bank contain important basic information for immigrants on the functioning of society and opportunities in Finland.

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