Velos Youth day centre aims to improve the safety and wellbeing of young migrants in Greece, by offering spaces where they can connect and share experiences and information. We work with them to facilitate their personal, social and educational development, to enable them to develop their voice, influence and place in society and to reach their full potential.
We support young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds in four main areas:
SAFETY and security
The safety and security of young people is improved; they can identify and manage risks and know where and how to access support in the city.
WELLBEING and health
The overall well-being of young people is improved; they regularly attend the Youth Service provision and are successfully referred on to more specialist external services and groups.
EMPOWERMENT and participation
Young people feel empowered to make positive choices about their lives. Young people play an active role in the direction and delivery of the youth service.
COMMUNITY and social cohesion
Velos is visible in the community and treated as a place where information and advice on issues related to and affecting youth can be found. Young people are supported to become active members of the community.