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Youth work

In youth work, our goal is that you reach your place as an individual and a member of society according to your own resources and vision, and that you find your life meaningful.

As youth counselors, our job is to guide you, implement and create conditions for voluntary leisure activities and hobbies arising from your own starting points. We also plan and organize cultural, sports, adventure, camp, excursion and experience activities.

Our goal is to support your sense of community and individual growth by helping you identify your own strengths, strengthen your own identity, and develop your life management skills and civic readiness. The nature and content of our work has become more diverse and wide-ranging as youth work is networked with schools and other educational and social actors.

  • Challenges in everyday life?

    Do you worry about school matters, friendships, free time or hobbies, the future, dating matters or other challenges that come with youth? With a special youth worker, you can share both joys and sorrows. Let's think together how to get through things. The target group of special youth work is young people from the age of 12.

    In addition to individual work, special youth work is also done in youth facilities, schools, and you can also come across a special youth worker in street work where young people move around. Special youth work also includes service guidance and counseling. The special youth worker belongs to the Anchor team of the Riihimäki Police Department.

    The special youth worker can be contacted by the young person, guardian, teacher, curator or anyone. Feel free to contact us!

    Contact information:

    Sari Lähdeniemi, tel. 040 330 4719

    Kaisa Nurminen, tel. 040 330 4717

  • Come join us to make a social impact through video and music!

    Policing the Policies event for young people 31.10.–2.11.2022

    Welcome to a three-day trip, during which you will learn how to influence through video and music. In the event, you will get to plan and implement a video dealing with a socially important issue together with other young people. You will learn how to script, shoot and edit video and produce music and different sound worlds using technology. You will hear about different ways and parties through which you can influence things that are important to you.

    The event is part of the Erasmus+-funded Policing the Policies project, where you get to know local youth policy and influence together with young people, youth activities, youth organizations and local government decision-makers. The goal of the project is to inspire young people to participate in social activities and make their voices heard. In Finland, the city of Riihimäki and the municipality of Lope are involved in the project.

    Read more about the project:

    Program of the event

    Small changes possible

    Monday 31.10.

    12:00 – 12:30 Welcome, refreshments

    12:30 – 13:00 The youth council of Riihimäki and Lope and the youth initiative present themselves

    13:00 – 14:00 Short speeches about the influence opportunities of young people

    14:00 – 14:15 How did I become an influencer? - Miia Nahkuri, chairman of Riihimäki city council

    14:15 – 14:30 Break

    14:30 – 15:30 What do I want to influence? Choosing the topic of your own influence video.

    15:30 – 17:00 Let's take over the techniques! The basics of videography and storyboarding. Let's make our own training video with the iMovie application.

    Tuesday 1.11.

    09:00 – 12:00 What kind of music supports the message of my video? Image and sound have a strong power to influence emotions. What will convince the recipient of your message? Let's make music and sound worlds for our own influencer video with the GarageBand application.

    12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

    13:00 – 16:00 Shooting your own influence video. Let's film the scenes of our own video based on the storyboard. Let's learn how to combine image and sound.

    Wednesday 2.11.

    11:30 – 12:00 Lunch

    12:00 – 16:30 Making, editing and finishing your own influencer videos

    17:30 – 19:00 Closing party: Impact videos screening. We celebrate with invited guests, videos made by young people with refreshments.

    Venue Hyria Riihimäki, Sakonkatu 1

    Registration and additional information

    You can register by e-mail or by calling: Kati Nurmi / / 0400 937 081.

    Binding registration by Sun 16.10.2022 October 30. The event can accommodate the first XNUMX registrants.

    By participating in the event, you can get an Erasmus+ Youthpass certificate.

    The organization of the event is the responsibility of the Suomen Cultural Heritage Education Society in cooperation with INTO SCHOOL. The Society for Cultural Heritage Education is a national expert organization and an open non-governmental organization that actively strengthens the participation of children and young people in cultural heritage.

    INTO SCHOOL is an internationally awarded educational company that combines music, creativity and modern technology with the world of STEAM education.


  • Youth services and the parish of Riihimäki carry out school mentoring activities in close cooperation. Low-threshold school god activities can be, for example, playing games, playing games, discussions, voting, or participating in school events or theme days.

    All middle schools (Harjunrinne, Pohjolanrinne and Kara) have their own responsible persons, i.e. school sponsors. They have formed working pairs in such a way that both the youth services and the church's responsible workers are on a weekly visit to their own schools at the same time.

    The role of the youth counselor during the school day is to be an extra adult who has time to listen, talk and be with the young people. School sponsors visit their own schools during lunch breaks. School mentors also participate in the planning of their own school's events and are responsible for developing the sense of community in individual classes according to the school's needs.

    • The school godmother of Harjunrinne school is youth director Heidi Lindroos. Weekly visits on Tuesdays from 10.45:12.20 a.m. to XNUMX:XNUMX p.m.
    • Kara's school godmother is the investigative youth worker Katariina Mikkonen. Weekly visits on Wednesdays from 10.45:12.20 a.m. to XNUMX:XNUMX p.m.
    • The school godfather of Pohjolanrinne school is youth director Heikki Leväniemi. Weekly visits on Tuesdays from 10.45:12.20 a.m. to XNUMX:XNUMX p.m.
  • In 2021, Riihimäki youth services received a state project grant to strengthen and develop youth work in schools. A school youth worker was hired with the funding of the project. The purpose is to increase the resource of youth work in middle schools in such a way that the school youth worker is at school one whole day a week and thus enables low-threshold encounters with students.

    In addition to discussions, help and guidance, small group activities and tips for spending free time are available. The school youth worker also works with the school's inclusiveness issues, is involved in school mentoring activities and participates in the grouping of classes together with the youth workers. The school youth worker may also participate in some teaching lessons.

    The school youth worker can also be found on Whatsapp, Facebook and Instagram. You may also reach him at the youth center Monari. Parents can also turn to the school youth worker, for example, when various worries at school or at home weigh on the student's mind, "I can't go to school", homework is often not done, there are difficulties in the circle of friends. If necessary, the school youth worker refers to the scope of student welfare services.

    Contact information:

    Mirja Päivinen, phone 050 505 8756

  • Group activities for school classes

    The school can order special grouping for a class perceived as challenging, which needs support in matters related to community and working in a group. The grouping is tailored on a case-by-case basis, and after the grouping, it is assessed whether there is a need for further work. A written report is made for the school about the group discussion.

    One-on-one group meetings can be done either at the school during a weekly visit or at a separately agreed time, for example at the youth center Monar or in the parish premises. You can get more information about groupings from the school counselors.

    Group exercises of 7th graders

    Grouping days for seventh-graders are organized at the beginning of the fall semester in cooperation with youth services, the parish, student care, sports services, Nuorten telvupiste Nup, and the Ankkuri team of the police. During the day, the purpose is to build the new class's collective spirit and get to know classmates by working together. The coordinator of the grouping day is the curator of each middle school.

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