The project is one of the four funded projects by the annual municipal programme for Youth Activities in Gabrovo.
"YouTOWN – The City and the Youth" project targets young people in Gabrovo, that will be presented with the opportunity to participate in 8 thematic youth meetings, 4 master classes and 2 big events during October and November 2020.
The project's goal is to stimulate personal growth and development of skills and social competencies with a focus on quality spending of our free time and aims at the encouragement of young people's active participation in the social life of the local community.
All participants will be able to meet and communicate with successful young professionals and activists who will present various hobbies and activities that young people can find new interest in, depending on their own passions and talents.
The project's culmination is the two citywide events – Youth Activities Fair and a youth festival. The fair will bring together representatives of clubs, schools, organizations, youth formal and informal groups, etc. and will give them the opportunity to introduce young people to their activities.
While the festival will allow active youngsters to present their own hobbies and passions in the form of thematic workshops promoting youth activity, social engagement, social entrepreneurship, youth volunteering and other leisure opportunities.
"We believe that through the implementation of the "YouTOWN – The City and the Youth" project all of us – the team of YMCA Gabrovo, together with all of the partners and representatives of various youth groups, organizations and institutions, will find possible answers to some of the identified youth problems in the city of Gabrovo. We believe that the active involvement of all stakeholders in all activities initiated by and for young people is a guarantee for the quality, success and sustainability of the youth work in Gabrovo." – Antoaneta Yankabakova (Executive Director of YMCA Gabrovo)