Intergenerational – Through intergenerational practice, AYZ aims to bring people together in purposeful, mutually beneficial activities which promote greater understanding and respect between generations and contributes to building more cohesive communities. Intergenerational activities build on the positive resources that the young, older and middle generations have to offer each other and are an effective way to address issues important to our community.AYZ Intergenerational initiatives fall into three categories, supporting each other, working together to address community issues, and learning together.
Active Citizenship – AYZ embraces the principles of Active Citizenship and this philosophy is integral to all our work. Young people are encouraged and supported to involve themselves within the community and engage in volunteering. All projects are youth-led, gaining inspiration from the young people themselves and through service delivery young people learn to understand each other’s differences and to respect one another.
Social Action – AYZ encourages social action supporting young people to work together to effect change both in their lives and within the community, raising funds for issues they feel passionate about and organizing practical tasks.