Oulu is a city for children and young people – over one third of the residents are under 25 years of age.
Oulu invests in children and young people. As well as diverse educational opportunities, Oulu also provides a wide range of leisure activities and places for children and young people. Information and support is also available.
The Centre of Youth Affairs produces youth services in the City of Oulu
Vision of the Centre of Youth Affairs Children and young people in Oulu have a healthy lifestyle, they are tolerant, have an international outlook and they are active citizens. The regionally operating youth services are the best in their field.
Our key area of focus is preventive, long-term support for the growth of children and young people. Youth work supports parents in bringing up their children and promotes well-balanced growth. We improve the living conditions of young people and encourage them to take the initiative and become active members of society.
Our services are based on voluntariness. Freedom from substance abuse is an integral part of all our operations. Our mode of operation is communal, flexible and based on networking, making use of modern technology.