Oulu is a city for young people – over one-third of the residents are under 25 years of age.
Oulu invests in young people; in addition to various educational opportunities, Oulu also provides a wide range of leisure activities and places. Information and support are also available.
The core idea behind the City of Oulu's Youth Services is to offer preventive, long-term support for children and young people. The aim is to promote well-balanced growth and support parents in bringing up their children. The work of our trained youth instructors improves the living conditions of the young and encourages them to take initiatives and become active members of society.
Our working methods emphasise communality and flexibility, and base on networking and making use of modern technology. Participating in our activities is optional. Substance use on our premises is strictly prohibited, and participating in our activities intoxicated is not acceptable.
Byström Ohjaamo Guidance Center
Hallituskatu 5 a, Oulu
www.ouka.fi/bystrom (In Finnish)
www.ouka.fi/oulu/english/information-and-counselling (In English)