PLUZNICA YOUTH ASSOCIATION

About us

Our association is working on equalizing development opportunities for children and young people living in the countryside and in small towns and shaping active citizenship. We want young people to acquire competences that will allow them to actively participate in life of the local community and to take responsibility and solve problems that are important to them. We carry out our mission through direct work with children and young people and by supporting the competences of people and organizations around them. We organize trainings, workshops, study visits, engage volunteers and organize meetings and integration trips.
We have been active for 3 years. We were the first in the region to set up a county grant fund for initiatives carried out by young people and a regular outdoor cinema on the beach. So far, over 360 people have participated in our activities, and 45 youth groups have planned their own projects with our help.


Who are we?

The history of our organization began in 2008, when, as a group of friends, we decided to establish a youth association in Płużnica. Shortly after that, each of us went to high schools and to study in major cities. We were not there, so our activity was occasional. After completing formal education, some people from our group returned to the Płużnica commune and started arranging their lives here.
We noticed that thanks to our activity in the association and participation in projects of other organizations, as very young people we have acquired competences that are useful in our professional work and everyday life. We also noticed that by thinking globally and acting locally, we can further develop and have a real impact on changes taking place in our local community.
Currently, our organization associates 8 people. We use baggage of experience when working with children, teenagers and adults. We also care for the development of our competences through continuous training and taking up new challenges.

Our Numbers

8
implemented projects
660
participants
20
active volunteers

OUR ACTIVITIES

Integration

We make sure that our volunteers and project participants get to know each other and build relationships. That is why we organize events that support these processes. During the meetings, …

Physical development

We also care about the physical development of our local community. As part of the project “Hey, don’t be like that, take the kids to the playground ” we organized …

Pluznica Educational Forum

Together with the local government and the local school, we co-organize an annual forum devoted to education. We invite experts in this field to participate in them to reflect on …

Training in project planning

We believe that children and youth can make progress when they are surrounded by adults, who allow them to be independent and give them space to make mistakes and draw …

Outdoor cinema on the beach

With a group of 20 volunteers, we organize film screenings on the beach in Wieldządz every summer. Young people perform all organizational activities and serve free refreshments in the form …

Youth Grants Programme ,,Youth+”

We have worked with young people on the principles of a fund that supports the implementation of initiatives carried out by people aged 11-19. Each group of 3 to 5 …