City for young people
For young people Kuopio provides leisure time possibilities of all kind. The city's youth service is one of the main providers, arranging activities and guidance for young people.
The events can be seen in many ways in Kuopio, especially in the evenings, on weekends and during school holidays.
In Kuopio there are 10 Youth centres, and also clubrooms, skating halls, band rehearsal facilities and other places. Youth centres located around the city provide young people with guided activities, clubs, camps and events.
Events as highlights
Different events are highlights in a young person's life. The city's youth service arrange various events for teenagers. Live band events and night coffee houses gather young people on weekends and camps especially in summer. All the events are drug-free.
Kulttuuriareena 44 (Culture Arena 44) is a youth centre, located at Kauppakatu 44. In the centre you can experience, feel and see culture.
Internationalization is an important aspect of the youth services. International projects, youth exchanges and multi-cultural meetings provide opportunities for young people to be part of a global youth.
The youth services also work with young immigrants. They are warmly welcomed to get involved in all youth activities in Kuopio. In addition, there are special clubs and camps for young immigrants. A youth worker who has an immigrant background, provides assistance and support in integration.
The information society requires skills and knowledge in searching for, finding and using information effectively. The aim of the youth services is to assist young people to receive relevant information and advise them on how to act in society.
Special youth workers work in a range of environments, in places where young people spend their free time. The trained youth workers form a safe network for the young people. There is also co-operation with other actors and citizens. The aim is to promote the well-being of young people and provide support that is needed in their daily lives. The youth workers have a central role in guiding young people to a healthy life style.
If you have any difficulties in finding your place after finishing basic education, the youth workers contact you and support you in finding your route to further education.