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Youth division

The Youth Division, together with young people, produces services and culture-related extra-curricular activities. It also promotes the participation of young people in society and offers support and guidance to young people. The Youth Division is responsible for youth work and the youth policy in the City of Helsinki.

The core target group are young people aged 10–18. The division has over 360 employees, of whom most are youth workers. The Youth Division has operations in approximately 50 facilities around Helsinki.

Youth work is carried out in youth centres and other facilities as well as in projects. In addition, the Youth Division supports youth organisations and youth groups.

The Division Director is the Director of Youth Affairs. The annual budget of the Youth Division is approximately 31 million euros.


Youth Division is part of Culture and Leasure Sector.


You can for example apply for grants, book a facility or become a volunteer.

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